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HISTORY OF GREECE,
DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH, M. B.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A SUMMARY ACCOUNT OF THE AFFAIRS OF GREECE,
SACKING OF CONSTANTINOPLE BY THE OTHOMANS.
THE FOURTEENTH EDITION.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR C. AND J. RIVINGTON; J. SCATCHERD; J. NUNN; LONGMAN, HURST,
REES, ORME, AND CO. ; T. CADELL ; J. CUTHELL; J. RICHARDSON ; J. M.
From the times of Alexander to the sacking of Constantinople by the Turks, a period of fifteen centuries, the Grecian states, being under the influence of foreign councils and the controul of foreign arms, had lost their existence as a nation. But neither did they submit to slavery without a struggle, nor did the power which subverted their government deface, at once, their national character, or destroy, but by degrees, the various effects which flowed from their original genius and political institutions.
In what is subjoined, in this edition, to the narrative of Dr. GOLDSMITH, it is the aim of the author to trace, amidst the revolutions of nations, the remains of Greece; to take a summary view of her efforts for the recovery of expiring liberty; to trace those features that