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By George Grote
Commonly stated because the such a lot authoritative examine of historic Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, all started in 1846, demonstrated the form of Greek background 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 occasions of mythical Greece to the demise of Alexander and his iteration, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and interpreting the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings presents reasons of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the $64000 yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity eleven keeps the background of Sicily all the way down to the day trip of Timoleon in 344 BCE, after which returns to Greece and describes the increase of Philip of Macedon; the ebook concludes with Philip's loss of life in 336 BCE.
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Xiii. 62-80, &c). 4 Strabo, vi. p. 253, 254. See a valuable section on this subject in Niebuhr, Rbmisch. Geschichte, vol. i. p. 94-98. P. J LUCANIANS AND BRUTTIANS. C. C), it comprehended most part of the inland territory, and considerable portions of the coast, especially the southern coast—bounded by an imaginary line drawn from Metapontum on the Tarentine Gulf, across the breadth of Italy to Poseidonia or Psestum, near the mouth of the river Silaris, on the Tyrrhenian or Lower sea. C. that the rural serfs called Bruttians1 rebelled against the Lueanians, and robbed them of the southern part of this territory ; establishing an independent dominion in either of Lueanians or of Bruttians, though he enumerated the inhabitants of the exact line of territory afterwards occupied by these two nations.
Agyris, the despot of the place, who had conquered much of the neighbouring territory, and had enriched himself by the murder of several opulent proprietors, maintained strict alliance with Dionysius. The latter speedily came to his aid, with a force stated at 20,000 men, Syracusans and mercenaries. Admitted into the city, and co-operating with Agyris, who furnished abundant supplies, he soon reduced the Carthaginians to great straits. Magon was encamped near the river Chrysas, between Agyrium and Morgantine:; in an enemy's country, harassed by natives who perfectly knew the ground, and who cut off in detail all his parties sent out to obtain provisions.
Phyton was chosen defence of commander, the whole population was armed, and T all the line of wall carefully watched. Dionysius made vigorous assaults, employing all the resources of his battering machinery to effect a breach. from fau J mine, after But he was repelled at all points obstinately, and a blockade with much loss on both sides : several of his ma- months, chines were also burnt or destroyed by opportune sallies of the besieged. In one of the assaults, Dionysius himself was seriously wounded by a spear thrust in the groin, from which he was long in recovering.
A History of Greece, Volume 11 of 12, originally published in 1853 by George Grote