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By George Grote

ISBN-10: 0511696558

ISBN-13: 9780511696558

ISBN-10: 1108009565

ISBN-13: 9781108009560

Broadly stated because the so much authoritative research of historic Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, started in 1846, validated the form of Greek heritage which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and renowned debts of the traditional global at the present time. Grote employs direct and transparent language to take the reader from the earliest occasions of mythical Greece to the demise of Alexander and his new release, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and interpreting the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings offers factors of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the real yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity 7 keeps the historical past of the Peloponnesian battle from the Peace of Nikias to the catastrophe of the Sicilian day trip and the coup d'?tat of the 400 at Athens in 411 BCE.

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CHAP. ] INCREASED INFLUENCE OF ARGOS. 15 plain of Sparta. But the persons of whom they had still better reason to complain, were Nikias and their own philo-Laconian leaders ; who had first accepted from Sparta promises doubtful as to execution, and next—though favoured by the lot in regard to priority of cession, and thus acquiring proof that Sparta either would not or could not perform her promises—renounced all these advantages, and procured for Sparta almost gratuitously the only boon for which she seriously cared.

I. 2. 16-25. ao-i (Plutarch, Alkib. c. 2). 3 I translate, with some diminution of the force of the words, the expression of a contemporary author, Xenophon, Memorab. i. 2. 24. eu tcaXkos vnb TTOWSIV KCU o-efii/iiv yvvaiKwv 8r)pi>fievos, &c. 44 HISTORY OP GREECE. [PART 11. of others would ever acquire development in the mind of Alkibiadds. The anecdotes which fill his biography reveal the utter absence of both these constituent elements of morality; and though, in regard to the particular stories, allowance must doubtless be made for scandal and exaggeration, yet the general type of character stands plainly marked and sufficiently established in all.

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