The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race, Vol. 1

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Published: 1839
Language: English
Wordcount: 273,521 / 895 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 22.2
LoC Category: DE
Downloads: 491
Added to site: 2010.09.18
mnybks.net#: 29028
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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adduce a few arguments. It must then be borne in mind, that all the races whose migrations took place at a late period, such as the Achæans, Ionians, Dorians, were not (the last in particular) sufficiently powerful or numerous to effect a complete change in the customs of a barbarous population;(26) that many districts, Arcadia and Perrhæbia, for instance, remained entirely Pelasgic, without being inhabited by any nation not of Grecian origin; that the most ancient names, either of Grecian places or mentioned in their traditions, belonged indeed to a different era of the dialect, but not to another language; that finally, the great similarity between the Latin and Greek can only be explained by supposing the Pelasgic language to have formed the connecting link. Now the nations of Epirus were almost reduced to a complete state of barbarism by the operation of causes, which could only have had their origin in Illyria;(27) and in the historic age, the Ambracian bay was the boundary of Greece. In lat

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