A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great Volume 9

A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great Volume 9

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...the peace of Antalkidas, contracted under the auspices of Sparta. 1 This is strikingly set forth by' Isokrates, Or. xii. (Panathen.) s. 1G7--173. In this passage, however, he distributes his blame too equally between Sparta andAthens, whereas the blame belongs of right to the former, in far greater proportion. Sparta not only began the practice of invoking the Great King, and purchasing his aid by disgraceful concessions--but she also carried it, at the peace of Antalkidas, to a more extreme point of selfishness and subservience. Athens is guilty of following the bad example of her rival, but to a less extent, and under greater excuse on the plea of necessity. Isokrates says in another place of this discourse, respecting the various acts of wrong-doing towards the general interests of Hellas--sTtiSsixxsov Tou fsv 7jfisTepous i+ifiaQeti; atS-ribv 7sysvYfjLsvout;, AsxaBatuovlous 8s To p.sv itptbtoiK, To Se fxovouc t ojixp-passage before referred to. tovtac (Panath. s. 103). Which is 'Cornelius Nepos, Conon. c. 5. much nearer the truth than the But never on any occasion did that excuse find less No excuse real place than in regard to the mission of Anfor the sub-talkidas. Sparta was at that time so powerful, Sparta to even after the loss of her maritime empire, that tt, e P"'h ne allies at the Isthmus of Corinth, jealous of was pro-each other and held together only by common babiy afraid terror, could hardly stand on the defensive Athenian against her, and would probably have been disempire. united by reasonable offers on her part; nor would she have needed even to recall Agesilaus from Asia. Nevertheless the mission was probably dictated in great measure by a groundless panic, arising from the sight of the revived Long Walls and...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236632739