Greek Life; An Account Of Past And Contemporary Conditions And Progress

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byJohn Manley Hall

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREECE THE events in Grecian history have now led us up to the "Age of Pericles," or the "Golden Age of Greece." Not the mythical "Golden Age," when "it was always spring time and the beautiful flowers blossomed the whole year round in the woods and meadows; when it was not necessary for men to till the ground, for the earth brought forth of itself everything they could possibly require; when men lived for a long time, never got old and gray, but always remained young, and when they had had their fill of life dropped into a deep sleep never to wake again, but to become our guardian angels wandering unseen over the earth." But the age in which Greece reached her greatest glory; when poets sung and orators delighted with their golden words of philosophy, and sculptors modeled in glistening marble conceptions higher than any that have been attained to-day. During the Persian War the two great states of Greece--Sparta and Athens--had emerged into greater and greater prominence from the general mass of Hellenic powers, ripening, strengthening, laying foundations broad and deep for future supremacy. Thebes too, and Macedon were close followers and eventually "had their day." For convenience it may be well to divide this period into four parts, or sub-periods, denominating them the Supremacy of Athens, the Supremacy of Sparta, the Supremacy of Thebes, and the Supremacy of Macedon. The fortunes of war had inclined these states to closer friendship, and their successes had inculcated in them a national pride. Athens became more considerate of her colonies, too, and listened to appeals for aid that a generation before she would have received as with a deaf ear. As a result of this changed feeling, the Athenian League was formed, call...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE GOLDEN AGE OF GREECE THE events in Grecian history have now led us up to the "Age of Pericles," or the "Gold...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217482015

ISBN - 13:9780217482011

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