This vast study, first published between 1784 and 1818, and written on an unprecedentedly large historical scale, was begun at the urging of the author's friend Edward Gibbon. William Mitford (1744–1827), a scholar, a magistrate and an MP, was concerned for the preservation of national and military stability, and he in part used his work to draw parallels between the rise of Athenian democracy and the contemporary status of the British constitution. This stance drew some criticism initially, but Mitford's approach was later praised in the wake of the French Revolution. The History, therefore, offers fascinating insights into its own time as well as a study of ancient Greece. The four volumes reissued here are from the uniform edition of 1808. This fourth volume, first published in 1808, covers events from 386 to the assassination of Philip of Macedon in 336 BCE, including a detailed character study of Philip.
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- Date Published: October 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108011075
- length: 662 pages
- dimensions: 244 x 34 x 170 mm
- weight: 1.04kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
29. Affairs of the Grecian settlements in Sicily and Italy, from the Athenian invasion to the settlement of the Syracusan government under Dionysius and Hipparinus
30. Affairs of the Greeks in Sicily and Italy, from the settlement of the Syracusan government to the restoration of the Syracusan supremacy over the Sicilian, and its extension over the Italian, Greek cities
31. Affairs of the Sicilian and Italian Greek cities, from the establishment of the Syracusan empire to the death of Dionysius
32. Affairs of the Grecian settlements of Sicily and Italy, from the death of the first Dionysius to the restoration of the second Dionysius
33. Affairs of the Grecian settlements in Sicily and Italy, from the restoration of the younger Dionysius to the death of Timoleon
34. Affairs of Macedonia, from the reign of Perdiccas son of Alexander, to the establishment of Philip son of Amyntas
35. Affairs of Athens, from the general peace following the battle of Mantineai, and of Macedonia, from the establishment of Philip son of Amyntas, to the renewal of war between Macedonia and Athens
36. Affairs of Athens and Macedonia, from the renewal of hostility between them, to the end of the war between the Athenians and their allies, called the confederate or social war
37. Affairs of Greece, during the first period of the contest for possession of the temple and treasury of Delphi, called the Phocian or the Sacred war
38. Affairs of Greece during the second period of the Sacred War
39. Affairs of Greece, during the third period of the Sacred War
40. Affairs of Greece, from the end of the Sacred War to the acquisition of the land of the war-party of Athens by Demosthenes
41. Affairs of Greece, from the acquisition of the situation of First Minister of Athens by Demosthenes, to the election of the king of Macedonia to the office of general of the Amphictyonic Confederacy
42. Affairs of Greece, from the election of Philip king of Macedonia till his death.
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