Bishop Thirlwall's History of Greece: A Selection by Peter P. LiddelBishop Thirlwall's History of Greece: A Selection by Peter P. Liddel

Bishop Thirlwall's History of Greece: A Selection

EditorPeter P. Liddel

Paperback | January 10, 2007

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Connop Thirlwall’s History of Greece appeared in eight volumes between 1835 and 1844 and ran to a second edition (1846–52). This single volume provides a representative selection from the original eight.
Each selection has been edited to suit the conventions of modern scholarship, while the introduction places Thirlwall’s history in the context of nineteenth-century historiography of ancient Greece. Liddel also examines Thirlwall’s free–thinking intellectual background, and analyses his disavowal of certainty, his use of material evidence and analogy, and his sophisticated understanding of the relations between ancient and modern.
Peter P. Liddel is Lecturer in Ancient History in the University of Manchester. He is author of articles on Athenian democracy and of Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens (Oxford University Press, 2007). Connop Thirlwall (1797-1875) was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1818 to 1834, prior to a career in...
Title:Bishop Thirlwall's History of Greece: A SelectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.39 × 5.39 × 0.71 inPublished:January 10, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Frontispiece: Connop Thirlwall
Introduction, by Peter P. Liddel
Selections from A History of Greece by the Rev. Connop Thirlwall
1.   Introduction
2.   The Inhabitants of Early Greece
3.   History and Mythology
4.   Colonisation and Culture
5.   Periclean Athens
6.   The Decline of Athens
7.   Greece and Philip II
8.   Alexander the Great
9.   Hellenistic Greece
10. Greece under the Romans and beyond
Appendix: On the Trial of Socrates
Editor's Notes