A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great Volume 6

A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...but neither actually did renew them. To the Athenians there was this additional motive for abstaining from hostilities for a few months longer: the great Pythian festival would be celebrated at Delphi in July or the beginning of August, and as they had been excluded from that holy spot during all the interval between the beginning of the war and the conclusion of the One year's truce, their pious feelings seem now to have taken a peculiar longing towards the visits, pilgrimages, and festivals connected with it. Though the truce therefore had really ceased, no actual warfare took place until the Pythian games were over.1 1 This seems to me the most AXou--again v. 2. KXewv 8s 'A07 No actual resumption of hostilities, although the truce had expired, from the month of March to the Pythian festival in August. But though the actions of Athens remained unaltered, the talk at Athens became very different. Kleon and his supporters renewed their instances to obtain a vigorous prosecution of the war, and renewed them with great tied, and both resumed their natural liberty. But he does not say that "hostilities recommenced" before the Pythia, as Goller and other critics affirm that he says. The interval between the 14th of the month Elaphebolion and the Pythian festival was one in which there was no binding truce any longer in force, and yet no actual hostilities: it was an dvaxtoT ajTcovfioc, to use the words ofThucydidSs when he describes the relations between Corinth and Athens in the ensuing year (v. 32). The word ixzyzipia here means, in my judgement, the truce proclaimed at the season of the Pythian festival--quite distinct from the truce for one year which had expired a little while before. The change of the word in the course of one line...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
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  • English
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  • 9781236628381