The History of Greece

The History of Greece

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection: Classics

By (author) William Mitford

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 566 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 244mm x 32mm | 939g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108011055
  • ISBN 13: 9781108011051
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

This vast study, first published between 1784 and 1818, and written on an unprecedentedly large historical scale, was begun at the urging of the author's friend Edward Gibbon. William Mitford (1744-1827), a scholar of private means, a magistrate and an MP, was concerned for the preservation of national and military stability, and he in part used his work to draw parallels between the rise of Athenian democracy and the contemporary status of the British constitution. This stance drew some criticism initially, but Mitford's approach was later praised in the wake of the French Revolution. The History, therefore, offers fascinating insights into its own time as well as a study of ancient Greece. The four volumes reissued here are from the uniform edition of 1808. The second volume takes the story of events in Greece from the Thirty Years' Truce to 404 BCE and the end of the Peloponnesian War.

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13. Affairs of Greece, from the thirty-years truce to that commonly called the Peloponnesian war; 14. Of the Peloponnesian war, from its commencement to the death of Pericles; 15. Of the Peloponnesian war, from the death of Pericles, in the third year, to the application for peace from Lacedaemon in the seventh; 16. Of the Peloponnesian war, from the application for peace from Lacedaemon, in the seventh year, to the conclusion of peace between Lacedaemon and Athens in the tenth year; 17. Of the Peloponnesian war, during the peace between Lacedaemon and Athens; 18. Of the affairs of Sicily, and of the Athenian expedition into Sicily; 19. Affairs of Greece, from the conclusion of the Sicilian expedition, until the return of Alcibiades to Athens, in the twenty-fourth year of the Peloponnesian war; 20. Affairs of Greece, from the return of Alcibiades to Athens, till the conclusion of the Peloponnesian war.