The History Of Greece (volume 1) by William MitfordThe History Of Greece (volume 1) by William Mitford

The History Of Greece (volume 1)

byWilliam Mitford

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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. 1823. Excerpt: ... SECTION III. Science, .Artt, and Commerce, among the early Greek*. Letters : Language : Poetry : Music. Husbandry : Traffic. Masonry. Manufacturet : Commerce. Art of War. Navigation. Astronomy. Physic. We have already observed, as a remarkable circumstance in Grecian history, that its oldest tradition- Inary memorials relate, not to war and conquest, generally the only materials of the annals of barbarous ages, but to the invention or introduction of institutions the most indispensable to political society, and of arts even the most necessary to human life. In no country whose history begins at a later period, do we find the faintest tradition, even a fable, concerning the first institution of marriage : in Greece it was attributed to Cecrops. In Greece, tradition justin. mentions the original production of the olive, thep.2-c-6' first culture of the vine, and even the first sowing Leg- 1. of corn. The first use of mills for grinding corn ' ' is also recorded. The knowlege of the cultivation 1 . 3. c- 20and use of the olive, of the preparation of a lasting food from milk by converting it into cheese, and of the domestication of bees for their honey and wax, Dj°d. sic. was said to have been brought from the banks of p;^' 83" the river Triton in Africa by Aristceus : and so im- Pyth. 9. portant was the information to the wild tribes of hunters who first occupied Greece, that Aristaeus had the fame of being the son of Apollo, the god of science ; the herdmen . and rustic nymphs, among whom he had been educated, were raised in idea to beings above human condition, and he was reported to be himself immortal. The goddess of art, Minerva, according to the oldest Athenian author from whom anything remains to us, tho reputed the pe culiar patroness of Athens, was born in the...
Title:The History Of Greece (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217388515

ISBN - 13:9780217388511