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Ancient States and Empires   By: (1810-1894)

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Ancient States and Empires

For Colleges And Schools

By

John Lord LL.D.

Author of the "Old Roman World"

"Modern History" &c.

New York

Charles Scribner & Company

1869

CONTENTS

PREFACE. BOOK I. ANCIENT ORIENTAL NATIONS. CHAPTER I. THE ANTEDILUVIAN WORLD. CHAPTER II. POSTDILUVIAN HISTORY TO THE CALL OF ABRAHAM. THE PATRIARCHAL CONSTITUTION, AND THE DIVISION OF NATIONS. CHAPTER III. THE HEBREW RACE FROM ABRAHAM TO THE SALE OF JOSEPH. CHAPTER IV. EGYPT AND THE PHARAOHS. CHAPTER V. THE JEWS UNTIL THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN. CHAPTER VI. THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF DAVID. CHAPTER VII. THE JEWISH MONARCHY. CHAPTER VIII. THE OLD CHALDEAN AND ASSYRIAN MONARCHIES. CHAPTER IX. THE EMPIRE OF THE MEDES AND PERSIANS. CHAPTER X. ASIA MINOR AND PHOENICIA. CHAPTER XI. JEWISH HISTORY FROM THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY TO THE BIRTH OF CHRIST. THE HIGH PRIESTS AND THE ASMONEAN AND IDUMEAN KINGS. CHAPTER XII. THE ROMAN GOVERNORS. BOOK II. THE GRECIAN STATES. CHAPTER XIII. THE GEOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ITS EARLY INHABITANTS. CHAPTER XIV. THE LEGENDS OF ANCIENT GREECE. CHAPTER XV. THE GRECIAN STATES AND COLONIES TO THE PERSIAN WARS. CHAPTER XVI. GRECIAN CIVILIZATION BEFORE THE PERSIAN WARS. CHAPTER XVII. THE PERSIAN WAR. CHAPTER XVIII. THE AGE OF PERICLES. CHAPTER XIX. THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR. CHAPTER XX. MARCH OF CYRUS AND RETREAT OF THE TEN THOUSAND GREEKS. CHAPTER XXI. THE LACEDÆMONIAN EMPIRE. CHAPTER XXII. THE REPUBLIC OF THEBES. CHAPTER XXIII. DIONYSIUS AND SICILY. CHAPTER XXIV. PHILIP OF MACEDON. CHAPTER XXV. ALEXANDER THE GREAT. BOOK III. THE ROMAN EMPIRE. CHAPTER XXVI. ROME IN ITS INFANCY, UNDER KINGS. CHAPTER XXVII. THE ROMAN REPUBLIC TILL THE INVASION OF THE GAULS. CHAPTER XXVIII. THE CONQUEST OF ITALY. CHAPTER XXIX. THE FIRST PUNIC WAR. CHAPTER XXX. THE SECOND PUNIC OR HANNIBALIC WAR. CHAPTER XXXI. THE MACEDONIAN AND ASIATIC WARS. CHAPTER XXXII. THE THIRD PUNIC WAR. CHAPTER XXXIII. ROMAN CONQUESTS FROM THE FALL OF CARTHAGE TO THE TIMES OF THE GRACCHI. CHAPTER XXXIV. ROMAN CIVILIZATION AT THE CLOSE OF THE THIRD PUNIC WAR, AND THE FALL OF GREECE. CHAPTER XXXV. THE REFORM MOVEMENT OF THE GRACCHI. CHAPTER XXXVI. THE WARS WITH JUGURTHA AND THE CIMBRI. MARIUS. CHAPTER XXXVII. THE REVOLT OF ITALY, AND THE SOCIAL WAR. MARIUS AND SULLA. CHAPTER XXXVIII. THE MITHRIDATIC AND CIVIL WARS. MARIUS AND SULLA. CHAPTER XXXIX. ROME FROM THE DEATH OF SULLA TO THE GREAT CIVIL WARS OF CÆSAR AND POMPEY. CICERO, POMPEY, AND CÆSAR. CHAPTER XL. THE CIVIL WARS BETWEEN CÆSAR AND POMPEY. CHAPTER XLI. THE CIVIL WARS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF CÆSAR. ANTONIUS. AUGUSTUS. CHAPTER XLII. THE ROMAN EMPIRE ON THE ACCESSION OF AUGUSTUS. CHAPTER XLIII. THE SIX CÆSARS OF THE JULIAN LINE. CHAPTER XLIV. THE CLIMAX OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. CHAPTER XLV. THE DECLINE OF THE EMPIRE. CHAPTER XLVI. THE FALL OF THE EMPIRE. Advertisements. Footnotes

PREFACE.

This work is designed chiefly for educational purposes, since there is still felt the need of some book, which, within moderate limits, shall give a connected history of the ancient world.

The author lays no claim to original investigation in so broad a field. He simply has aimed to present the salient points the most important events and characters of four thousand years, in a connected narrative, without theories or comments, and without encumbering the book with details of comparatively little interest. Most of the ancient histories for schools, have omitted to notice those great movements to which the Scriptures refer; but these are here briefly presented, since their connection with the Oriental world is intimate and impressive, and ought not to be omitted, even on secular grounds... Continue reading book >>




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