A History of Greece, Volume 10 of 12, originally published by George Grote

By George Grote

Greatly said because the such a lot authoritative examine of historical Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, all started in 1846, proven the form of Greek heritage which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and renowned bills of the traditional global this present day. Grote employs direct and transparent language to take the reader from the earliest instances of mythical Greece to the dying of Alexander and his iteration, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and interpreting the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings offers reasons of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the real yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity 10 covers the interval from the Peace of Antalkidas to the second one conflict of Mantinea, and likewise takes up the tale of Sicily from the destruction of the Athenian excursion to the interval of the tyranny of the Elder Dionysius.

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Vol. IX. p. 60, line 2, omit the word than. Page 70G ib. 707 709 710 711 712 713 714 HISTORY OF GREECE. PART II. CHAPTER LXXVI. FROM THE PEACE OF ANTALKIDAS DOWN TO THE SUBJUGATION OF OLYNTHUS BY SPARTA. J-HE peace or convention1 which bears the name of Antalkidas, was an incident of serious and mournful import in Grecian history. Its true character cannot be better described than in a brief remark and reply which we find cited in Plutarch. " Alas for Hellas (observed some one to Agesilaus) when we see our Laconians medising !

Didot. ap. Photium). The tomb of the archer Teukrus was shown at Salamis in Cyprus. See the Epigram of Aristotle, Antholog. i. 8, 112. c 2 20 HISTORY OF GREECE. [PART II. a mixture of Greek and Phoenician population, in different proportions1. Each was ruled by its own separate prince or despot, Greek or Phoenician. The Greek immigrations (though their exact date cannot be assigned) appear to have been later in date than the Phoenician. C. 496), the preponderance was on the side of Hellenism ; yet with considerable intermixture of Oriental custom.

PART II. Notwithstanding such untoward circumstances, in which the youth of the Teukrid Evagoras at Salamis was passed, he manifested at an early age so much energy both of mind and body, and so much power of winning popularity, that he became at once a marked man both among Greeks and Phoenicians. It was about this time that the Phoenician despot was slain, through a conspiracy formed by a Kitian or Tyrian named Abd£mon, who got possession of his sceptre1. The usurper, mistrustful of his position and anxious to lay hands upon all conspicuous persons who might be capable of doing him mischief, tried to seize Evagoras ; but the latter escaped and passed over to Soli in Kilikia.

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