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They found bowls made of bronze and silver, and many beads and ornaments. Islam had gained a sphere of influence more extensive than the Roman Empire; for in addition to Spain and North Africa, it embraced Oriental regions never affected by the pax Romana. The earliest works were composed to be sung or recited. Thus, Sarpedon in Homer’s Iliad reminds Glaucus that both of them are honoured with seats of honour and full cups in Lycia and with land (a sacred precinct, or temenos) to finance all the feasting.

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Publisher: Free Press; 1St Edition edition (October 7, 2003)

ISBN: 0684869721

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