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The Growth of the City State

By Halliday, W. R.

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Title: The Growth of the City State  
Author: Halliday, W. R.
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Language: English
Subject: Political science., Economics and literature, Economic & political studies series
Collections: Economics Publications Collection
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Publisher: Archive for the History of Economic Thought

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Preface: Perhaps overconfidently I have labelled these lectures First Series, but the menace of a further instalment will not materialise unless the book proves in fact to be of practical use. It may be that it falls between two stools and while too elementary for advanced students it may be too difficult for beginners. After the war, when the necessity for rubbing up my recollections of elementary facts was urgent and I was re-reading the main classical authorities, I planned a session's course of lectures which should not follow the chronological sequence of events but should aim rather at discussing the history of Greece and Rome under the heading of subjects. The lectures of the first term, which this book roughly represents, I intended to cover the earlier history of the city state; the second term I had meant to devote to the struggle between East and West (i.e., the relations of Greece with Persia and Carthage and those of Rome with Carthage and the Eastern powers) and to the consideration of the classical experiments in government upon a larger scale than the city state. In the last term I intended to discuss the classical states from within, i.e., to examine how Athenian democracy worked, and to consider the reasons for the critical view of democracy with which experience inspired almost all thoughtful Greek writers, and then to discuss the breakdown of the Roman Republic after the Great Wars and the merits of the respective preferences of Cato and the gods. The plan was a complete failure. My first year pupils, for whom the course was intended, proved to be too ill-prepared to profit by so allusive a treatment. But it is possible that in book form the lectures may be more fortunate. At least there is no harm in putting it to the test. Two points I should like to emphasise. Firstly that these lectures are intended to be read with or after not instead of the textbook. There is no short cut to learning history, or indeed anything else, and of the two unintelligent processes, which sometimes pass for acquiring knowledge,.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Preface. ................................................................................................................... 4 Lecture I. Geographical Influences. The Migrations of Peoples. ........................... 7 Lecture II. Geographical Influences: The Greeks and the Sea. ............................ 17 Lecture III. Geographical Influences: The Western Mediterranean. .................... 33 Lecture IV. The Growth of the City State. ........................................................... 49 Lecture V. The Early Constitutional Development of Athens. ............................ 80 Lecture VI. The Early Constitutional Development of Rome. .......................... 101 Lecture VII. The Land Question. ....................................................................... 129 Lecture VIII. Pheidippides. Social Conditions in Athens in the Fifth Century. ................................................................................................................ 154


 

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