Bishop Thirlwall's History of Greece

A Selection

Edited by Peter P. Liddel and Connop Thirlwall

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ISBN: 9781904675297

Publication: October 19, 2007

Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Edited Volumes

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Connop Thirlwall’s 'History of Greece' appeared in eight volumes between 1835 and 1844 and ran to a second edition (1846–52). This single volume provides a representative selection from the original eight. Each selection has been edited to suit the conventions of modern scholarship, while Liddel's introduction places Thirlwall’s history in the context of nineteenth-century historiography of ancient Greece. Liddel also examines Thirlwall’s free-thinking intellectual background, and analyses his disavowal of certainty, his use of material evidence and analogy, and his sophisticated understanding of the relations between ancient and modern.

Connop Thirlwall (1797-1875) was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1818 to 1834, prior to a career in the Church. Much influenced by contemporary German scholarship, he translated Niebuhr’s 'History of Rome' and Schleiermacher’s work on St Luke before producing his History of Greece.

Peter P. Liddel is Lecturer in Ancient History in the University of Manchester. He is author of articles on Athenian democracy and of 'Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens' (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Frontispiece: Connop Thirlwall Preface Introduction, by Peter P. Liddel Selections from A HISTORY OF GREECE by the Rev. Connop Thirlwall 1. Introduction 2. The Inhabitants of Early Greece 3. History and Mythology 4. Colonisation and Culture 5. Periclean Athens 6. The Decline of Athens 7. Greece and Philip II 8. Alexander the Great 9. Hellenistic Greece 10. Greece under the Romans and beyond Appendix: On the Trial of Socrates Editor's Notes Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 216 x 138 mm

384 Pages

ISBN: 9781904675297

Publication: October 19, 2007

Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Edited Volumes

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