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Grote's History of Greece is one of the classic works of historical interpretation and scholarship. George Grote - banker, MP and a founder of London University - was the first historian to give a high value to the Greek creation of democracy, and this aspect of his work is closely relevant to current debates about democracy in our times. This abridgement of the original twelve volume work, which was made in the early years of the century and published by George Routledge and sons, is now available again and makes accessible the essential Grote. In a new and original introduction, based on the latest research into Grote and into Greek history, Paul Cartledge places Grote's history in its intellectual context, discusses its salient features and traces its subsequent reception over the past century and a half.
Paul Cartledge is a reader in Greek History in the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, articles and reviews on all aspects of ancient Greek History, including The Greeks. A Portrait of Self and Others
I Early Attica II Solonian Laws and Constitution III Grecian Affairs during the Government of Peisistradis IV Grecian affairs after the expulsion of the Peisistradis - Revolution of Kleisthenes and Establishment of Democracy at Athens V Ionian Greeks - Rise of the Persian Empire VI Ionic Revolt VII From the Ionic Revolt to the Battle of Marathon VIII From the Battle of Marathon to the March of Xerxes against Greece IX Proceedings in Greece from the Battle of Marathon to the time of the battle of Thermopylae X Battles of Thermopylae and Artemisium XI Battle of Salamis - Retreat of Xerxes XII Battle of Plataea and Mykale - Final repulse of the Persians XIII Events in Sicily down to the expulsion of the Gelonian Dynasty and the establishment of popular governments throughout the island XIV From the battles of Plataea and Mykale down to the deaths of Themistokles and Aristeides XV Proceedings of the confederacy under Athens as head - first formation of the Athenian Empire XVI Constitutional and Judicial changes at Athens under Perikles XVII From the Thirty Years' Truce, fourteen years before the Peloponnesian war XVIII From the blockade of Potidea down to the end of the first year of the war XIX From the beginning of the second year down to the end of the third year of the war XX From the commencement of the fourth year of the war down to the revolutionary commotions at Korkyra XXI From the troubles in Korkyra, in the fifth year of the war down to the end of the sixth war XXII Seventh year of the war - capture of Sphakteri XXIII Eighth year of the war XXIV Truce for one year - Peace of Nikias XXV Sicilian Affairs after the Extinction of the Gelonian dynasty XXVI From the festival of Olympiad 90 down to the battle of Mantinei XXVII Sicilian affairs after the extinction of the Gelonian dynasty XXVIII From the resolution of the Athenians to attack Syracuse down to the first winter after arrival in Sicily XXIX From the commencement of the siege of Syracuse by Nikias down to the second Athenian expedition under Demosthenes XXX From the resumption of direct hostilities between Athens and Sparta down to the destruction of the Athenian armament in Sicily XXXI From the destruction of the Athenian armament in Sicily down to the oligarchical conspiracy of the four hundred at Athens XXXII Twenty-first year of the war - The four hundred at Athens XXXIII The restored Athenian democracy down to the arrival of Cyrus the younger in Asia Minor XXXIV From the arrival of Cyrus to the battle of Arginusae XXXV From the battle of Arginusae to the restoration of the democracy
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