A History of Greece

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Author  George Grote
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   April 1, 2010
ISBN  1108009603
Pages  756

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Widely acknowledged as the most authoritative study of ancient Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume work, begun in 1846, established the shape of Greek history which still prevails in textbooks and popular accounts of the ancient world today. Grote employs direct and clear language to take the reader from the earliest times of legendary Greece to the death of Alexander and his generation, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and examining the growth and decline of the Athenian democracy. The work provides explanations of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven throughout are the important but outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. Volume 11 continues the history of Sicily down to the expedition of Timoleon in 344 BCE, and then returns to Greece and describes the rise of Philip of Macedon; the book concludes with Philip's death in 336 BCE.

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