Greece (volume 11); I. Legendary Greece. Ii. Grecian History To The Reign Of Peisistratus At Athens…

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byGeorge Grote

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...OF DEMOSTHENES. 26ft as a proprietor of land and exporter of corn in Bosphorus, sent his two daughters to Athens; where, possessing handsome dowries, they married two Athenian citizens--Demochares and the elder Demosthenes. The latter was a man of considerable wealth, and carried on two distinct manufactories; one of swords or knives, employing thirty-two slaves--the other, of couches or beds, em-plojing twenty. In the new schedule of citizens and of taxable property, introduced in the archonship of Nausinikus (378 B. c.), the elder Demosthenes was enrolled among the richest class, the leaders of Symmories. But he died about 375 B. c., leaving his son Demosthenes seven years old, with a younger daughter about five years of age. The boy and his large paternal property were confided to the care of three guardians named under his father's will. These guardians--though the father, in hopes of ensuring their fidelity, had bequeathed to them considerable legacies, away from his own son, and though all of them were rich men as well as family connections and friends--administered the property with such negligence and dishonesty, that only a sum comparatively small was left, when they came to render account to their ward. At the age of sixteen years complete, Demosthenes attained his civil majority, and became entitled by the Athenian law to the administration of his own property. During his minority, his guardians had continued to enrol him among the wealthiest:lass (as his father had ranked before), and to pay the increased rate of direct taxation chargeable upon that class; but the real eum handed over to him by his guardians was too small to justify such a position. Though his father had died worth fourteen talents,--which would be diminished...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...OF DEMOSTHENES. 26ft as a proprietor of land and exporter of corn in Bosphorus, sent his two daughters to Athen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780217481786

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