A Brief View Of Greek Philosophy Up To The Age Of Pericles by Caroline Frances CornwallisA Brief View Of Greek Philosophy Up To The Age Of Pericles by Caroline Frances Cornwallis

A Brief View Of Greek Philosophy Up To The Age Of Pericles

byCaroline Frances Cornwallis

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1844 Excerpt: ... I. GREECE IN A SEMI-BARBAROUS STATE. FROM 1800 B. C. TO 1044 B. C. ABOUT eighteen hundred years before the Christian aera, a barbarous horde, under the guidance of a chief named Inachus, migrated from the coast of Asia Minor to the islands and coasts opposite; which, previous to that time, if we may judge from the exploits which the traditional stories of this people assigned to their heroes, had been the haunts of wild beasts, which found shelter among rocks and forests as yet untrodden by the foot of man. We are not told the cause of this migration; but as we find indubitable monuments of two Hercules, Theseus, and others are celebrated most especially as destroyers of wild beasts. Even Apollo is chiefly famed as an expert archer, and One of his main exploits was the destruction of an enormous serpent. B great empires, even at that early period, the one in Egypt and the other in India--we may perhaps add another also, bordering on the Euphrates,--it is not unreasonable to conclude, that what we have seen occurring, even in our own days in North America, may have happened in this case also. The increasing force and population of a civilized people pressed upon the uncivilized tribes around: and voluntarily, or otherwise, the latter left the more fertile lands to their stronger competitors, and retreated to wilder hunting grounds. It was thus, probably, that the whole of Europe became peopled: the pressure from behind drove the more barbarous tribes farther and farther north, till its most inhospitable regions were at last inhabited; for among the scanty records-of our Teutonic ancestors even, we find the tradition of a chief with his followers arriving from Asia. At least a century was spent by the Pelasgif in a state of the wildest barbarism; ignorant, i...
Title:A Brief View Of Greek Philosophy Up To The Age Of PericlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335055

ISBN - 13:9780217335058