History and Antiquities of the Doric Race

History and Antiquities of the Doric Race

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection: Classics

By (author) Carl Otfried Muller, Translated by Henry Tufnell, Translated by Sir George Cornewall Lewis

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 604 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 41mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 29 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108011098
  • ISBN 13: 9781108011099
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 2 maps

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This two-volume book, originally published in German in 1824, was revised, corrected and enlarged for this 1830 English translation. Carl Otfried Muller (1797-1840) was a pioneering scholar of ancient civilisations and Greek mythology, who taught at Gottingen for twenty years, but died in Greece during an archaeological expedition. This first volume focuses on the history of the Dorians from the earliest times to the end of the Peloponnesian War. Muller proposes Mount Olympus as the original home of the Dorians, and describes their subsequent migrations and their principles of government. The second part of Volume 1 is devoted to the religion and mythology of the Dorians and gives detailed accounts of the temples of Apollo and other temples in Asia Minor. The final two chapters discuss the legends and mythology of Hercules.

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Table of contents

Introduction; Book I. History of the Doric race, from the earliest times to the end of the Pelopponesian War; Book II. Religion and mythology of the Dorians.