A History of Greece, Volume 04 of 12, originally published by George Grote

By George Grote

Commonly stated because the such a lot authoritative examine of historical Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, began in 1846, demonstrated the form of Greek heritage which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and renowned bills of the traditional global this day. Grote employs direct and transparent language to take the reader from the earliest instances of mythical Greece to the loss of life of Alexander and his new release, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and interpreting the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings offers causes of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the real yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity four maintains the evaluation of Greek contacts within the wider Mediterranean global, and in addition covers political advancements, in particular in Athens, from the increase of the Peisistratids to the conflict of Marathon.

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Thasus (now Tasso) contains at present a population of about 6000 Greeks, dispersed in twelve small villages ; it exports some good shiptimber, principallyfir,of which there is abundance on the island, together with some olive oil and wax ; but it cannot grow corn enough even for this small population. No mines either are now, or have been for a long time, in work. CHAP. ] THRACIANS AND GREEK COLONIES IN THRACE. 35 is it composed of mountain naked or wooded, and so scanty are the patches of cultivable soil left in it, nearly all close to the sea-shore.

Gr. Rom. vol. vii. ch. 8. p. 126-140. An inscription in Boeckh's Collection proves the existence of a pentapolis or union of five Grecian cities on this coast. Tomi, Kallatis, Mesambria, and Apoll6nia, are presumed by Blaramberg to have belonged to this union. See Inscript. No. 2056 c. Syncellus however (p. C. 38 HISTORY OF GREECE. [PART II. respecting these Tyrrhenian Pelasgi contain any basis of truth, they must have been a race of buccaneers not less rapacious than cruel. At one time, these Pelasgi seem also to have possessed Samothrace, but how or when they were supplanted by Greeks, we find no trustworthy account: the population of Samothrace at the time of the Persian war was Ionic1.

C. : three pro•' r r jecting for after that period Chalkis and Eretria seem headlands. C, though it may be considerably earlier. The range of mountains which crosses from the Thermaic to the Strymonic Gulf and forms the northern limit of the Chaikidic peninsula, slopes down towards the southern extremity, so as to leave a considerable tract of fertile land between the Toronaic and the Thermaic Gulfs, including the fertile headland called Pall&ne—the westernmost of those three prongs of Chalkidike which run out into the iEarean.

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