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By George Grote

Largely stated because the such a lot authoritative Victorian learn of old Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, started in 1846, demonstrated the view of Greek heritage which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and renowned money owed of the traditional global at the present time. Grote employs direct and transparent language to take the reader from the earliest occasions of mythical Greece to the dying of Alexander and his new release, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and analyzing the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings explains Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the real yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity 2 keeps with the mythical age of the Greeks, paying unique consciousness to the Iliad and Odyssey, and starts the tale of historic Greece, surroundings the geographical and chronological coordinates and introducing the reader to the area of the Peloponnesus.

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P. 10. CHAP. ] CLOSING EVENTS OF LEGENDARY GREECE. 29 itself with the previous legendary history of Athens, which must therefore be here briefly recapitulated. The great mythical hero Thlseus, of whose mili- Im]9emU o J ' gration— tary prowess and errant exploits we have spoken branchesoff . ,, . from the in a previous chapter, was still more memorable in legendary the eyes of the Athenians as an internal political AtheSL° reformer. He was supposed to have performed for them the inestimable service of transforming Attica out of many states into one.

40, 3. Some of the families at Cheeroneia, even during the time of the Roman dominion in Greece, traced their origin to Peripoltas the prophet, who was said to have accompanied Opheltas in his invading march out of Thessaly (Plutarch, Cimdn, c. 1). CHAP. ] CLOSING EVENTS OF LEGENDARY GREECE. 25 Akrsephium. Moreover there was near the Boeotian Koroneia a river named Kuarius or Koralius, and a venerable temple dedicated to the Itonian Athene, in the sacred ground of which the Pambceotia, or public council of the Boeotian name, was held; and there was a temple and a river of similar denomination in Thessaly, near to a town called lton or It6nus'.

8 Stephan. Byz. "Apvq, makes the Thessalian Arng an UTTOIKOS of the Boeotian. ; Strabo, ix. p. 413 ; Pausan. 40, 3. Some of the families at Cheeroneia, even during the time of the Roman dominion in Greece, traced their origin to Peripoltas the prophet, who was said to have accompanied Opheltas in his invading march out of Thessaly (Plutarch, Cimdn, c. 1). CHAP. ] CLOSING EVENTS OF LEGENDARY GREECE. 25 Akrsephium. Moreover there was near the Boeotian Koroneia a river named Kuarius or Koralius, and a venerable temple dedicated to the Itonian Athene, in the sacred ground of which the Pambceotia, or public council of the Boeotian name, was held; and there was a temple and a river of similar denomination in Thessaly, near to a town called lton or It6nus'.

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