A History of Greece

A History of Greece

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection: Classics

By (author) Connop Thirlwall


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  • Format: Paperback | 492 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 28mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 27 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108012655
  • ISBN 13: 9781108012652
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

This is the third of eight volumes on the history of Greece, first published in 1836. The volumes were aimed at two audiences: those people who wanted more than a superficial knowledge of the subject, but did not have the time or means to study the original sources, and those who had access to the ancient authors, but required a guide or interpreter. The third volume considers the period from the beginning of the Athenian maritime ascendancy to the Thirty Years' Truce between Athens and Sparta, and the age of Pericles. It looks at the causes and events of the Peloponnesian War from its beginnings to the Sicilian Expedition. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of ancient history.

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Table of contents

17. From the commencement of the Athenian maritime ascendancy to the thirty years' truce between Athens and Sparta; 18. From the commencement of the thirty years' truce to the renewal of hostilities between Athens and Corinth; 19. Causes and occasions of the Peloponnesian War; 20. From the commencement of the Peloponnesian War to the end of the third year; 21. Fourth and fifth years of the Peloponnesian War; 22. From the beginning of the sixth year of the Peloponnesian War to the general pacification of Sicily; 23. From the general pacification of Sicily to the Peace of Nicias; 24. From the Peace of Nicias to the conquest of Melos; 25. The Sicilian expedition before the arrival of Gylippus in Sicily; 26. The Sicilian expedition from the arrival of Gylippus to its close; Appendix.