A History of Greece: From the Time of Solon to 403 BC by George Grote

By George Grote

This abridgement of the vintage twelve quantity paintings, which used to be made within the early years of the century and released by way of George Routledge and Sons, is now to be had back and makes available the basic Grote.

This new version additionally contains an unique creation according to the most recent learn which locations Grote's heritage in its highbrow context, discusses its salient positive aspects and lines its next reception during the last century and a part.

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Whatever need Attica may have had of a land-militia, there can be little doubt that in the earliest period following the Dorian invasion the fleet was often in requisition. After the breakdown of the Minoan thalassocracy the entire Ægean Sea was infested with pirates, such as the Karians and Phœnicians, whose presence Thukydidês attests;53 and Athens certainly took her part in policing the Saronic Gulf as a member of the Kalaurian League;54 her men-of-war are frequently depicted on the Dipylon vases of the ninth and eighth centuries.

The mention of archives is clearly an anachronism (Full Text, c. ). It is less easy to decide whether their numbers were originally fixed at six. This provision may have been due to Solon, who is reported to have instituted the regular board of ‘the nine archons’ (Ath. , ch. 3, § 5; Apollodorus, quoted in Diog. , Solon, 58). The name ξ Αρε ου πα´γου βουλη´ commonly given to this body may not date back beyond Solon’s time. We can hardly imagine that its sittings at this date were confined to the Areopagus site.

PERROT and C. CHIPIEZ, Art in Primitive Greece (Eng. trans. , 1894). W. , 1901). H. R. , 1901). Students desirous of keeping in touch with the latest results should consult the various periodicals of the archaeological schools, especially the Annual of the British School at Athens, the Athenische Mittheilungen, and the Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique; also the Journal of Hellenic Studies. xxxiv E D I T O R S ’ P R E FA C E 2. THE PERSIAN WARS. G. , 1871). G. RADET, La Lydie (Paris, 1892).

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