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A History of Greece -From the Time of Solon to 403 BC
Author: George Grote
Editor : M.O.B. Caspari, J.M. Mitchell
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-42584-7
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-42584-8
No of pages : 1016
eBook Price : $165
Originally Published : 14 Sep 2000
George Grote - banker, M.P., a founder of London University - was a Victorian hero, accorded the final honour of burial in Westminster Abbey. But for historians of ancient Greece and students of ancient Greek philosophy, he is not merely a dead hero of the past but the living author of two multi-volume works that are still required reading more than a century later - A History of Greece from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great and Plato and Other Companions of Sokrates.
In a new and original introduction, based on the latest research into both Grote and the relevant period of ancient Greek history, Paul Cartledge places Grote's History in its intellectual background, discusses its salient features and traces its subsequent reception over the past century and a half.
This new edition makes accessible once again a large chunk of essential Grote. A History of Greece is both one of the greatest modern works of historical interpretation and scholarship, and a work with immediate contemporary relevance to ongoing debates over democracy in our times.
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Table of contents : I Early Attica II Solonian Laws and Constitution III Grecian Affairs during the Government of Peisistradis IV Grecian affairs after the expulsion of the Peisistradis - Revolution of Kleisthenes and Establishment of Democracy at Athens V Ionian Greeks - Rise of the Persian Empire VI Ionic Revolt VII From the Ionic Revolt to the Battle of Marathon VIII From the Battle of Marathon to the March of Xerxes against Greece IX Proceedings in Greece from the Battle of Marathon to the time of the battle of Thermopylae X Battles of Thermopylae and Artemisium XI Battle of Salamis - Retreat of Xerxes XII Battle of Plataea and Mykale - Final repulse of the Persians XIII Events in Sicily down to the expulsion of the Gelonian Dynasty and the establishment of popular governments throughout the island XIV From the battles of Plataea and Mykale down to the deaths of Themistokles and Aristeides XV Proceedings of the confederacy under Athens as head - first formation of the Athenian Empire XVI Constitutional and Judicial changes at Athens under Perikles XVII From the Thirty Years' Truce, fourteen years before the Peloponnesian war XVIII From the blockade of Potidea down to the end of the first year of the war XIX From the beginning of the second year down to the end of the third year of the war XX From the commencement of the fourth year of the war down to the revolutionary commotions at Korkyra XXI From the troubles in Korkyra, in the fifth year of the war down to the end of the sixth war XXII Seventh year of the war - capture of Sphakteri XXIII Eighth year of the war XXIV Truce for one year - Peace of Nikias XXV Sicilian Affairs after the Extinction of the Gelonian dynasty XXVI From the festival of Olympiad 90 down to the battle of Mantinei XXVII Sicilian affairs after the extinction of the Gelonian dynasty XXVIII From the resolution of the Athenians to attack Syracuse down to the first winter after arrival in Sicily XXIX From the commencement of the siege of Syracuse by Nikias down to the second Athenian expedition under Demosthenes XXX From the resumption of direct hostilities between Athens and Sparta down to the destruction of the Athenian armament in Sicily XXXI From the destruction of the Athenian armament in Sicily down to the oligarchical conspiracy of the four hundred at Athens XXXII Twenty-first year of the war - The four hundred at Athens XXXIII The restored Athenian democracy down to the arrival of Cyrus the younger in Asia Minor XXXIV From the arrival of Cyrus to the battle of Arginusae XXXV From the battle of Arginusae to the restoration of the democracy
"George Grote was one of the most remarkable minds of the early Victorian age Routledge's reissue prefaced with an illuminating new introduction by Paul Cartledge, provides the best chance that there is likely to be of bringing him to a modern readership." - Richard Jenkins, London Review of Books