A History of Greece, Volume 2 of 8, originally published in by Connop Thirlwall

By Connop Thirlwall

This is often the second one of 8 volumes at the historical past of Greece, first released in 1836. The volumes have been aimed toward audiences: these those who sought after greater than a superficial wisdom of the topic, yet didn't have the time or capability to review the unique resources, and people who had entry to the traditional authors, yet required a consultant or interpreter. the second one quantity considers the background of Attica to the expulsion of the Pisistratids, the Greek colonies, the development of artwork and literature, the affairs of the Asiatic Greeks to 512 BCE, and occasions from the accession of Darius to the battles of Marathon and Salamis. the ultimate bankruptcy takes the historical past to the tip of the Persian invasion. This publication may be of curiosity to researchers and scholars of old historical past.

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Uv), of whose power he speaks in terms very similar to those which Thucydides, i. ro\Xh TOSV troXi-rixuiv lv$xir), entered into the engagement with the suppliants, who were alterwards murdered by the Ale. maionids. Wachsmuth (1. i. p. ) ingeniously reconciles these accounts by the supposition that the magistrates mentioned by Herodotus were assessors of the first archon, and were therefore in public proceedings identified with him and his colleagues. Dr. Arnold's explanation Thuc I. p. , seems to create new difficulties, and to fail in reconciling Herodotus with Thucydides.

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P. 305. " Vol. i. n. 1017) See Appendix I. ihitJLin>i. T h e medimnus exceeds the bushel by six pint; and a fraction. D 3 38 HISTORY OF GREECE. CHAP. XI. 2 The first class was exclusively eligible to the highest offices, those of the nine archons, and probably to all others which had hitherto been reserved to the nobles: they were also destined to fill the highest commands in the army, as in later times, when Athens became a maritime power, they did in the fleet. Some lower offices were undoubtedly left open to the second and the third class, though we are unable to define the extent of their privileges, or to ascertain whether in their political rights one had any advantage over the other.

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