By George Grote
Commonly stated because the so much authoritative learn of historical Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, all started in 1846, proven the form of Greek historical past which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and renowned debts of the traditional international 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 reading the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings offers factors of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the real yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity 7 maintains the heritage of the Peloponnesian battle from the Peace of Nikias to the catastrophe of the Sicilian day trip and the coup d'?tat of the 400 at Athens in 411 BCE.
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66; iii. 25, 26. The answer here made by the Athenians to the application of Corinth is not easy to understand. They might, with much better reason, have declined to conclude the ten days' armistice with the Batotians—because these latter still remained allies of Sparta, though refusing to accede to the general peace; whereas the Corinthians, having joined CHAP. ] SPARTAN INTERVENTION IN ARCADIA. 29 Meanwhile the Lacedaemonians were not unrnind- The Laceful of the affront which they had sustained by the S S e Ar revolt of Mantineia and Elis.
But as they had imbibed lessons of bravery under their distinguished commander, their presence would undoubtedly be dangerous among the serfs of Laconia : hence the disposition of the Lacedaemonians to plant them out. We may recollect that not very long before, they had caused 2000 of the most soldierly Helots to be secretly assassinated, without any ground of suspicion against these victims personally, but simply from fear of the whole body, and of course greater fear of the bravest2. Argos, had less right to be considered allies of Sparta.
In all these passages there is no idea of contempt implied in the word: the " leaving alone," or " abstaining from interference," proceeds from feelings quite different from contempt. (v
A History of Greece, Volume 07 of 12, originally published in 1850 by George Grote