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By George Grote

Largely stated because the so much authoritative research of historic Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, all started in 1846, confirmed the form of Greek historical past which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and renowned bills of the traditional global this present day. Grote employs direct and transparent language to take the reader from the earliest occasions of mythical Greece to the dying of Alexander and his new release, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and reading the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings offers motives of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the $64000 yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity 6 deals the heritage of Greece from the outbreak of the Peloponnesian struggle in 431 BCE to the Peace of Nikias.

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The challenge was accepted by Perikles and his friends, and the result of the voting was such that an adequate legal majority condemned Thucydides to ostracism . And it seems that the majority must 1 Plutarch, Perikles, c. 11-14, Te'Xor 8e irpos TOV OovKvhibrjv els HISTORY OF GREECE. New works undertaken at Athens. Third Long Wall. Docks in Peiraeus— which is newly laid out as a town, by the architect Hippo dam us. [PART II. have been very decisive, for the party of Thucydides was completely broken by i t : and we hear of no other single individual equally formidable as a leader of opposition, throughout all the remaining life of PeriklSs.

Vii. ; Areopagit. p. 153, c. 27. See Dikaearchus, Vit. Graecise, Fragm. ed. Fuhr. p. 140 : compare the description of Platsea in Thucydides, ii. 3. All the older towns now existing in the Grecian islands are put together in this same manner—narrow, muddy, crooked ways—few regular continuous lines of houses : see Ross, Reisen in den Griechischen Inseln, Letter xxvii. vol. ii. p. 20. 3 Aristotle, Politic, ii. 5, ] ; Xenophon, Hellen. ii. 4, 1 ; Harpokra2 tion, v. 'lirKohaixeia. * Diodor. xii. ParPropyiaea.

The change resulted in fact almost inevitably from the circumstances of the case, and from the eager activity of the Athenians contrasted with the backwardness and aversion to personal service on the part of the allies. We must recollect that the confederacy, even in its original structure, was contracted for permanent objects, and was permanently binding by the vote of its majority, like the Spartan confederacy, upon every individual member1: it was destined to'keep out the Persian fleet, and to maintain the police of the iEgean.

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