History and Antiquities of the Doric Race (Paperback)
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Short Description for History and Antiquities of the Doric Race A pioneering history of the Dorians by an influential German scholar, first published in English in 1830.
- Published: 29 July 2010
- Format: Paperback 604 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781108011099 ISBN 10: 1108011098
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This two-volume book, originally published in German in 1824, was revised, corrected and enlarged for this 1830 English translation. Carl Otfried Muller (1797-1840) was a pioneering scholar of ancient civilisations and Greek mythology, who taught at Gottingen for twenty years, but died in Greece during an archaeological expedition. This first volume focuses on the history of the Dorians from the earliest times to the end of the Peloponnesian War. Muller proposes Mount Olympus as the original home of the Dorians, and describes their subsequent migrations and their principles of government. The second part of Volume 1 is devoted to the religion and mythology of the Dorians and gives detailed accounts of the temples of Apollo and other temples in Asia Minor. The final two chapters discuss the legends and mythology of Hercules.