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A History of Greece, Volume 08 of 12, originally published by George Grote

By George Grote

Broadly said because the so much authoritative research of old Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume paintings, all started in 1846, verified the form of Greek historical past which nonetheless prevails in textbooks and renowned bills of the traditional international this day. Grote employs direct and transparent language to take the reader from the earliest occasions of mythical Greece to the dying of Alexander and his iteration, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and analyzing the expansion and decline of the Athenian democracy. The paintings presents factors of Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven all through are the real yet outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. quantity eight takes the tale from the overthrow of the 400 in Athens to the demise of Alkibiades in 404 BCE, and in addition includes chapters on drama and rhetoric, and at the philosophy of the Sophists and of Socrates.

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P. 457. The note of Dr. Arnold, though generally just, gives an inadequate representation of the strong reasons of Athens for rejecting and resenting this third demand. 1 Thucyd. viii. 63. Km iv crcpicriv avrois afia oi iv rrj ^,djia> rav 'A#JJvalav KotvoXoyoifievoi eTKeifravTO, 'AXi«/3id87ji/ fiev, iirabrfirep oi jiov\erai, eav (KOI yap OVK iwiTTjdeiov avrov elvai is 6\iyap^iav iXdelv), &c. CHAP. ] THIRD TREATY WITH PERSIA. 31 destroy the hopes of the Athenians altogether, so far as Persian aid was concerned.

But notice was given that for the future it would be reduced one half—and for this reduction Alkibiades undertook to furnish a reason. The Athenians (he urged) gave no more than half a drachma; not because they could not afford more, but because. CHAP. LXIL] ALKIBIADES AND TISSAPHERNES. 7 from their long experience of nautical affairs, they had found that higher pay spoiled the discipline of the seamen by leading them into excesses and overindulgence, as well as by inducing too ready leave of absence to be granted, in confidence that the high pay would induce them to return when called for1.

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