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By George Grote

ISBN-10: 0415223695

ISBN-13: 9780415223690

This abridgement of the vintage twelve quantity paintings, which was once made within the early years of the century and released by way of George Routledge and Sons, is now on hand back and makes available the fundamental Grote.

This re-creation additionally contains an unique creation in keeping with the most recent examine which areas Grote's background in its highbrow context, discusses its salient beneficial properties and strains its next reception over the last century and a part.

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C. ii. ). Most of this legendary history consists of arbitrary combinations founded on a minimum of fact. Among the earlier authorities, who were in a better position to record the popular myths, we may mention (1) Herodotus, (2) the fifth-century dramatists, (3) the fourth-century orators. All these writers, however, were led by preconceived ideas to alter the stories pretty much as they pleased; hence their unsupported statements carry little weight. I. 2. In the beehive tomb at Acharnæ the continuous series of pottery fragments proves an unbroken worship of the dead from neolithic times down to the full historic period (cf.

G. , Gotha, 1877–78). J. P. , 1896). J. P. MAHAFFY, Hist. , 1899). E. R. , 1902). E. A. FREEMAN, History of Federal Government, vol. i. (ed. J. B. , 1893). A. HOLM, History of Greece, vol. iv. B. NIESE, Gesch. C. ). Constitutional history G. GILBERT, Constitutional Antiquities (Eng. , 1895). A. H. J. GREENIDGE, Handbook of Constitutional History (Oxford, 1896). A. BOEKH, Political Economy of Athens (Eng. , 1857). J. W. , 1891). U. v. WILAMOWITZ-MOELLENDORFF, Aristoteles und Athen (Berlin, 1893).

31 Concerning early Athens, a number of legends have been preserved which indicate the presence of a matriarchal religion, if not of a matriarchal tribesystem;32 and we may with confidence assume that the autochthonous population of Attica had not freed its religious and social observances from all these primitive elements. Among such survivals, it seems justifiable to class the organization of Attic society into Phratries. 34 (3) The special duty of ρα´τορε , which survived at least as late as the fourth century,35 was the avenging of murder within the Phratric group.

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