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The History of Greece

The History of Greece
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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108029889

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  • The German archaeologist Ernst Curtius (1814–1896) published his seminal work The History of Greece in 3 volumes between 1857 and 1867. It quickly became a bestseller and was republished in numerous German editions. The work was translated into English by the eminent British historian Adolphus William Ward (1837–1924) who divided it into five volumes. It covers the history of ancient Greece from the archaic period until the struggle for Greek independence after the rise of Macedon under Philip and Alexander. Curtius' History was a pioneering work of nineteenth-century classical scholarship. For many generations it provided an indispensable guide through the complex history of the ancient Greek world, and it continues to inspire researchers today.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108029889
    • length: 2756 pages
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 155 mm
    • weight: 4kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Book I. The Greeks before the Dorian Migrations:
    1. Land and people
    2. The pre-historic ages of the Hellenes
    3. The earliest states
    4. The migrations and changes of settlements among the Greek tribes
    Book II. From the Dorian Migrations to the Persian Wars:
    1. History of Peloponnesus
    2. History of Attica
    3. The Hellenes beyond the Archipelago. Volume 2: Book II. From the Dorian Migration to the Persian Wars (continued):
    4. The unity of Greece
    5. The conflicts with the barbarians
    Book III. From the Termination of the Ionian Revolt to the Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War:
    1. The wars of liberation
    2. The growth of the power of Athens
    3. The years of peace. Volume 3: Book IV. The Peloponnesian War:
    1. The war from its commencement to the death of Pericles
    2. The war from the death of Pericles to the Peace of Nicias
    3. Italy and Sicily
    4. The war from the Peace of Nicias to the end of the Sicilian expedition
    5. The Decelean war
    Appendix
    Index. Volume 4: Book V. Sparta Supreme in Greece:
    1. Athens under the Thirty
    2. Athens after her restoration
    3. Sparta and Persia
    4. The Corinthian war
    5. The consequences of the Peace of Antalcidas
    Book VI. Thebes the Great Power of Greece:
    1. The up-rising of Thebes, and her struggle in self-defence
    2. The offensive wars of Thebes
    Index. Volume 5: Book VII. Macedonia and Greece:
    1. The kingdoms of the north
    2. The policy and intellectual life of Athens up to the beginning of the public career of Demosthenes
    3. Athens and King Philip to the Peace of Philocrates
    4. The last struggles for the independence of Greece
    Index.

  • Author

    Ernst Curtius

    Translator

    Adolphus William Ward

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