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Darkness and light-weight -- Farmer, townsman and mariner -- physique and brain -- From oligarchy to democracy -- harmony or annihilation -- The age of Pericles -- The Peloponnesian conflict -- Democracy's balance-sheet -- altering instances -- The break-up of Greece -- Macedon and Persia -- Hellenistic tradition -- The Greek genius a few of the earliest books, rather these relationship again to the 1900s and prior to, at the moment are super scarce and more and more dear. we're republishing those vintage works in reasonable, top of the range, sleek variants, utilizing the unique textual content and art

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Hellas : a short history of ancient Greece

Darkness and lightweight -- Farmer, townsman and mariner -- physique and brain -- From oligarchy to democracy -- cohesion or annihilation -- The age of Pericles -- The Peloponnesian conflict -- Democracy's balance-sheet -- altering occasions -- The break-up of Greece -- Macedon and Persia -- Hellenistic tradition -- The Greek genius some of the earliest books, rather these courting again to the 1900s and ahead of, at the moment are tremendous scarce and more and more dear.

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They were to be sadly undeceived. far distant IONIA The cult of the body bulked large in Greek life. Exercise on the sportsground was a daily habit with those who had the leisure. Many carried well past middle-age; and one Attic vase-painter has left us a comical of a pot-bellied gentleman stripping for the fray. Successful athletes were feted like national heroes; even philosophers, when enumerating the qualities essential to happiness, gave a high pkce to good it picture Before the Lycurgan Reform, however, the art of Spartaparticularly in carvine of th r0miSC; I******* extinguished, gradually ^ ^ ** Uh 38 ^ physique and good looks.

Arithmetic was considered superfluous. Citizens were not permitted to trade, and so had no need to count. Rhetoric and the art of argument (so popular elsewhere in Greece) were thought dangerous to discipline and accordingly banned. Yet Spartans had a rough wit of their own and affected a terse manner of learnt Spartans speech. "Breakfast here, supper in Hades," one remarked on the morning another occasion, an envoy of a foreign state, seeking military aid, addressed a long speech to the Council.

Only once or twice in their history did they throw up a really "great They were bullies at home, and, if it suited them, they could be Even their boasted discipline had its flaws, and when in and lands so beyond the reach of watchful authority, it was not foreign unknown for them to take to drink. Yet Sparta was successful, dominating mainland Greece for the best part of two hundred years. Success is always admired; and there was much, too, in the Spartan character and institutions which appealed leader.

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