The History of Greece from Its Commencement...

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Author  Adolf Holm
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   June 21, 2012
ISBN  1440041210
Pages  556

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History of Greece I have endeavoured, as in the first, to bring into clear relief, firstly, old and trustworthy records, secondly, additions made thereto by biassed contemporaries or in later antiquity, and thirdly, the conclusions of modern research. My attempt to draw as sharp a distinction as possible between theories and facts has, as I gratefully acknowledge, met with the approval of my critics, especially of those in England. In the history of the fifth century B.C. the important point was to form a definite idea of the value of Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon on the one hand, and of contemporary partizans and later historians on the other. The reader will find that I have allowed the results of these considerations to exercise a decided influence on the narrative. What I have had to do in this volume was to exhibit the historical progress of the Greek people in the fifth century by means of a narrative founded on the facts. In the performance of this task I have arrived at many conclusions which differ from the views which have hitherto been generally accepted.
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