By Connop Thirlwall
This can be the second one of 8 volumes at the background of Greece, first released in 1836. The volumes have been aimed toward audiences: these those who sought after greater than a superficial wisdom of the topic, yet didn't have the time or skill to review the unique assets, and those that had entry to the traditional authors, yet required a consultant or interpreter. the second one quantity considers the heritage of Attica to the expulsion of the Pisistratids, the Greek colonies, the development of paintings and literature, the affairs of the Asiatic Greeks to 512 BCE, and occasions from the accession of Darius to the battles of Marathon and Salamis. the ultimate bankruptcy takes the heritage to the top of the Persian invasion. This ebook could be of curiosity to researchers and scholars of historical heritage.
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We regret indeed to find that among other propitiations he prescribed the sacrifice of a human victim : it was perhaps demanded by the public opinion, in which he may himself have partaken. 2 But Epimenides appears not merely as a founder of sacred rites and monuments; he also introduced some regulations, which, though not wholly foreign to religion, had manifestly a political object, and were probably framed either at the suggestion of 1 Athenams, p. 602. , i 110. names Cratinus and Ctesibins.
The distance which separated both from the first was so great, that all slighter gradations may have been lost in it. 2 We may perhaps safely conclude from analogy, that, even while the power of the nobles was most absolute, a popular assembly was not unknown at Athens; and the 1 This is the view which Wachsmuth, 1. i. p. , takes of the who, he observes, are also called ix-iyiupopoi in Etym. M. E 2 ii. 8. CHAP. XI. CIVIL HISTORY OP ATTICA. 15 example of Sparta may suggest a notion of the limitations which might prevent it from endangering the privileges of the ruling body.
1 Beyond this we have no means of ascertaining the exact relation between the nobles and the two inferior classes, or that in which the latter stood to one another. 1 ZCu? "E^xiiDS- 'AxoX\uv TlaT^ojo;. K. O. Mueller however conceives that the latter worship was originally confined to the Ionian Eupatrids, and was only shared by the other families after the archonship was thrown open. Dor. ii. 15. 14 HISTORY OF GREECE. CHAP. XI. Even their names are not free from ambiguity. For that which we have expressed by husbandmen, may signify either independent landowners, or peasants who cultivate the lands of their lords.