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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 2 continues with the legendary age of the Greeks, paying special attention to the Iliad and Odyssey, and begins the story of historical Greece, setting the geographical and chronological coordinates and introducing the reader to the world of the Peloponnesus.


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    Title
    A History of Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Grote
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 652
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 740 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108009515
    ISBN 10: 1108009514
    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
    2 maps
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Part I. Legendary Greece (cont.): 18. Closing events of legendary Greece; 19. Application of chronology to Grecian legend; 20. State of society and manners as exhibited in Grecian legend; 21. Grecian epic - Homeric poems; Part II. Historical Greece: 1. General geography and limits of Greece; 2. The Hellenic people generally in the early historical times; 3. Members of the Hellenic aggregate, separately taken; 4. Earliest historical view of the Peloponnesus; 5. Aetolo-Dorian immigration into Peloponnesus; 6. Laws and discipline of Lycurgus at Sparta; 7. First and Second Messenian Wars; 8. Conquests of Sparta towards Arcadia and Argolis.