New PDF release: A History of Greece, Volume 2 of 8, originally published in
By Connop Thirlwall
This is often the second one of 8 volumes at the background of Greece, first released in 1836. The volumes have been geared toward audiences: these those that sought after greater than a superficial wisdom of the topic, yet didn't have the time or capacity to check the unique resources, and people who had entry to the traditional authors, yet required a consultant or interpreter. the second one quantity considers the heritage of Attica to the expulsion of the Pisistratids, the Greek colonies, the growth of paintings and literature, the affairs of the Asiatic Greeks to 512 BCE, and occasions from the accession of Darius to the battles of Marathon and Salamis. the ultimate bankruptcy takes the heritage to the top of the Persian invasion. This ebook could be of curiosity to researchers and scholars of old background.
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That he found more than half a century had elapsed since he left his father's house. Many of the ancients perceived that this marvellous tale was not without a meaning, though they were not unanimous in their interpretation of it. The greater part of them however drew from it the probable inference, that Epimenides had spent the early part of his life in obscurity,— either that of voluntary seclusion, or of distant travel,— and that the time during which he thus withdrew himself from the eyes of his countrymen, was employed in acquiring those stores of knowledge by which he afterwards excited their astonishment.
I. p. 140. Wach. smuth, 1. i. p. 238. CHAP. XI. CIVIL HISTORY OF ATTICA. 13 pendent of each other ; and if it had been effected by any subsequent innovation, this and its author could scarcely have escaped the notice of history. Now this division, whenever it took place, was purely artificial, and framed for political purposes. The word indeed which we have rendered house, properly signifies a race of men; but we are expressly informed that, in the language of the Athenian constitution, it did not imply a community of descent among the persons comprehended under it.
2 Niebuhr takes a very different and peculiar view of this subject (History of Rome, v. ii. ed. 2. p. 305. " Vol. i. n. 1017) See Appendix I. ihitJLin>i. T h e medimnus exceeds the bushel by six pint; and a fraction. D 3 38 HISTORY OF GREECE. CHAP. XI. 2 The first class was exclusively eligible to the highest offices, those of the nine archons, and probably to all others which had hitherto been reserved to the nobles: they were also destined to fill the highest commands in the army, as in later times, when Athens became a maritime power, they did in the fleet.
A History of Greece, Volume 2 of 8, originally published in 1836 by Connop Thirlwall