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Blurb: “FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ROMAN CONQUEST. WITH SUPPLEMENTARY CHAPTERS ON THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE AND ART.
Illustrated bp One Wundred Engrabings on Wood.
BY WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D.
BY GEORGE W. GREENE, A.M.
From the Preface: “No history is so full of instruction as that of Greece, and there is none whose lessons have been more uniformly perverted.
Gilles treated it as an exposition of the " incurable evils inhe-rent in every form of republican policy," and dedicated his work to the King. Mitford wrote from a point of view so purely English, that, with all his learning and industry, he was Derer able to understand the distinction between a republican and a demagogue. We have all been taught that the condem-nation of Miltiades was a flagrant instance of republican in. gratitude; that the Athenian democracy was fickle, and cow-ardly, and mean; and that the happy days of Greece were those transient pauses which followed the concentration of power in the hands of an oligarchy or a tyrant.”