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ISBN-10: 0511698216

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This is often the second one of 8 volumes at the heritage of Greece, first released in 1836. The volumes have been geared toward audiences: these those who sought after greater than a superficial wisdom of the topic, yet didn't have the time or capacity to check the unique assets, and people who had entry to the traditional authors, yet required a advisor or interpreter. the second one quantity considers the heritage of Attica to the expulsion of the Pisistratids, the Greek colonies, the growth 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 historical past to the tip of the Persian invasion. This booklet might be of curiosity to researchers and scholars of historic historical past.

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16' HISTORY OF GREECE. CHAP. XI. complete and equal participation of the sovereignty. After twelve reigns, ending with that of Alcmaeon1, the duration of the office was limited to ten years; and through the guilt or calamity of Hippomenes, the fourth decennial archon2, the house of Medon was deprived of its privilege, and the supreme magistracy was thrown open to the whole body of the nobles. This change was speedily followed by one much more important. When Tlesias, the successor of Eryxias, had completed the term which his predecessor had left unfinished, the duration of the archonship was again reduced to a single year; and at the same time its branches were severed, and distributed among nine new magistrates.

684. O;. XMV Btztrikti;. Wachsmuth suspects with great probability that the title had never been dropped. 5 HohifiKzxos (commander-in-chief). CHAP. XI. CIVIL HISTORY OF ATTICA. 17 the guardian who watched over its security in time of peace. Connected with this character of his office was the jurisdiction he possessed over strangers who had settled in Attica under the protection of the state, and over freedmen. The remaining six archons received the common title of thesmothetes', which literally signifies legislators, and was probably applied to them, as the judges who determined the great variety of causes which did not fall under the cognizance of their colleagues; because, in the absence of a written code, those who declare and interpret the laws may be properly said to make them.

But the line chancing to break as they were passing by the sanctuary of the Eumenides, Megacles, with the approbation of his colleagues, declared that they were no longer under the safeguard of the goddess, who had thus visibly rejected their supplication, and immediately proceeded to arrest them. 1 If the conduct of the principal actors in this bloody scene had been marked only by treachery and cruelty, it would never have exposed them to punishment, perhaps not even to reproach. But they had been guilty of a flagrant violation of religion; and Megacles and his 1 Pint.

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