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    A History of Greece (Cambridge Library Collection: Classics) (Paperback) By (author) George Grote

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    DescriptionWidely acknowledged as the most authoritative Victorian study of ancient Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume work, begun in 1846, established the view of Greek history which still prevails in textbooks and popular accounts of the ancient world today. Grote employs direct and clear language to take the reader from the earliest times of legendary Greece to the death of Alexander and his generation, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and examining the growth and decline of the Athenian democracy. The work explains Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven throughout are the important but outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. Volume 1 focuses on the legendary Greece, the times of epic poetry and legend, and explains how what we read today as myth was once, as Grote describes it, 'accredited history which the first Greeks could conceive or relish of their past time'.


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    Title
    A History of Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Grote
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 790 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108009508
    ISBN 10: 1108009506
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus. 1 map
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; Part I. Legendary Greece: 1. Legends respecting the gods; 2. Legends relating to heroes and men; 3. Legend of the Iapetids; 4. Heroic legends; 5. Deucalion, Hellen, and the sons of Hellen; 6. The Aeolids; 7. The Pelopids; 8. Laconian and Messenian genealogies; 9. Arcadian genealogy; 10. Aeacus and his descendants; 11. Attic legends and genealogies; 12. Cretan legends; 13. Argonautic expedition; 14. Legends of Thebes; 15. Legend of Troy; 16. Grecian myths, as understood, felt and interpreted by the Greeks themselves; 17. The Grecian mythical vein compared with that of modern Europe.