By George Grote

Broadly said because the such a lot authoritative learn of historical Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, all started in 1846, proven the form of Greek historical past which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and well known bills of the traditional international this present day. Grote employs direct and transparent language to take the reader from the earliest occasions of mythical Greece to the demise of Alexander and his iteration, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and reading the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings presents factors of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the $64000 yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity 10 covers the interval from the Peace of Antalkidas to the second one conflict of Mantinea, and likewise takes up the tale of Sicily from the destruction of the Athenian day trip to the interval of the tyranny of the Elder Dionysius.

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Here we see the fatal practice, generated by intestine war, of invoking Persian aid ; begun by Sparta as an importunate solicitor—and partially imitated by Athens, though we do not know what her envoys were instructed to say, had they been able to reach Susa. Nothing more is heard about Persian intervention until tne y e a r o f t l i e g r e a t Athenian disasters before Syracuse. Elate with the hopes arising o u t of that event, the Persians required no solicitax against Athens, Athenian afsyra-phe Athens is ready to tion, b u t were quite as eager to tender interference for their own purposes, as Sparta was to invite them f ° r n e r s - H o w r e a d y Sparta was to purchase their aid b y t h e s u r r e n d e r of the Asiatic G r e e k s , a n d t h a t too without any stipulations in their favour—has follow her example.

S. 211. , seven years afterwards) from which I here copy, is the best evidence of the feelings with which an intelligent and patriotic Greek looked upon this treaty at the time; when it was yet recent, but when there had been full time to see how the Lacedemonians carried it out. His other orations, though valuable and instructive, were published later, and represent the feelings of after-time. Another contemporary, Plato in his Menesenus (c. 17. p. 245 D), stigmatises severely "the base and unholy act {alcrxpov Ka\ dvoaiov epyov) of surrendering Greeks to the foreigner," and asserts that the Athenians resolutely refused to sanction it.

Engel (Kjpros, vol. i. p. 166) inclines to admit the same hypothesis as highly probable. C. (from 600 downwards) appears to have been very unfavourable to the Phoenicians, bringing upon Tyre severe pressure from the Chaldaeans, as it brought captivity upon the Jews. During the same period, the Grecian commerce with Egypt was greatly extended, especially bythe reign of the Phil-hellenicAmasis,who acquired possession of Cyprus. Much of the Grecian immigration into Cyprus probably took place at this time; we know of one body of settlers invited by Philokyprus to Soli, under the assistance of the Athenian Solon (Movers, p.

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