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A History of Greece

A History of Greece

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection: Classics

By (author) George Grote

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 30mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108009581
  • ISBN 13: 9781108009584
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 3 maps

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Widely acknowledged as the most authoritative study of ancient Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume work, begun in 1846, established the shape 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 provides explanations of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven throughout are the important but outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. Volume 9 contains the story of Cyrus the Younger and the epic march of the Ten Thousand Greeks, and resumes the main historical narrative with the battle of Knidus and the rebuilding of the Long Walls at Athens, and the Peace of Antalkidas in 386 BCE.

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Part II. Historical Greece (cont.): 69. Cyrus the Younger and the Ten Thousand Greeks; 70. Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks; 71. Proceedings of the Ten Thousand Greeks; 72. Greece under the Lacedaimonian empire; 73. Agesilaus king of Sparta - the Corinthian war; 74. From the battle of Knidus to the rebuilding of the Long Walls of Athens; 75. From the rebuilding of the Long Walls of Athens to the peace of Antalkidas.