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Three Millennia of Greek Literature

A History of Ancient Greece
by William Smith

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 I : Geography of Greece

II : Origin of the Greeks, and the Heroic Age

[ Cf. Homer's Iliad & Odyssey ]

III : General Survey of the Greek People. National Institutions


IV : Early History of Peloponnesus and Sparta to the end of the Messenian Wars, B.C. 668

V : Early History of Athens down to the Establishment of Democracy by Clisthenes, B.C. 510

VI : The Greek Colonies




From the Ionic Revolt to the Battle of Marathon, B.C. 500-490

VIII : The Battles of Thermopylae Salamis, and Plataea, B.C. 480-479

[ Cf. The Persians by Aeschylus ]


IX : From the end of the Persian Wars to the beginning of the Peloponnesian War, B.C. 479-431

X : Athens in the time of Pericles

[ Cf. The Politeia of the Athenians by Aristotle,
Pericles by Plutarch ]





XI : From the commencement of the War to the Peace of Nicias, B.C. 431-421

XII : From the Peace of Nicias to the Defeat of the Athenians in Sicily, B.C. 421-413

XIII : From the Sicilian Expedition to the end of the War, B.C. 413-404

[ Cf. The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides ]


XIV : The Thiry Tyrants, and the death of Socrates, B.C. 404-399

[ Cf. The Apology of Socrates and Phaedo, by Plato ]

XV : The Expedition of the Greeks under Cyrus, and Retreat of the Ten Thousand, B.C. 401-400

XVI : The Supremacy of Sparta, B.C. 404-371

XVII : The Supremacy of Thebes, B.C. 371-361

XVIII : History of the Sicilian Greeks from the Destruction of the Athenian Armament to the Death of Timoleon

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XIX : Phillip of Macedon, B.C. 359-336

XX : Alexander the Great, B.C. 336-323

[ Cf. Alexander and On the Fortune or the Virtue of Alexander the Great, by Plutarch]

XXI : From the Death of Alexander the Great to the Conquest of Greece by the Romans, B.C. 323-146


XXII : Sketch of the History of Greek Literature from the Earliest Times to the Reign of Alexander the Great


To Chapter I : Geography of Greece

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Cf. a short Time Line of Ancient Greek History and Literature  

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

The History of Old Rome

Plato Home Page  A Short History of Greek Philosophy

A History of Ancient Greek Art    A Day in Old Athens 

Οἱ Ἀρχαῖοι Ἕλληνες   Greek is the higher life of man

A History of Greek Mathematics and Astronomy

Toynbee: Ancient Greek History and the West

New Hellenism    More On-line Resources

A History of the Byzantine Empire

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