By Kyriakos N. Demetriou
George Grote's (1794-1871) wide courses on old Greek heritage and philosophy stay landmarks within the background of classical scholarship. because the past due 20thcentury, full of life curiosity within the works of Grote has noticeable his profile revived and his ongoing importance highlighted: he has taken up his rightful position one of the such a lot celebrated nineteenth-century classical intellectuals. Grote's serious engagement with Greek historiography and philosophy revolutionized classical reports in his day - a revolution set opposed to either original interpretations and winning traits in German Altertumswissenschaft. Twenty-first-century scholarship exhibits that Grote's works stay vigorous, gleaming and suitable, as they deals beneficial insights that lower around the highbrow borders of the Victorian age. His diligent scholarship, fascination with facts and sound judgement, intertwined with interesting and insightful narrative prose, proceed to captivate the eye of recent readers. In Brill's significant other to George Grote and the Classical Tradition Kyriakos N. Demetriou leads a workforce of popular students to contextualize, resolve and discover Grote's works in addition to supply a severe review of his posthumous legacy.
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See the Morning Chronicle, 22 Oct. 1832. Morning Chronicle, 12 Dec. 1832. The Examiner greeted Grote’s electoral triumph as “a circumstance for the proudest exultation—exultation that we have such a man, and yet more that we have thousands capable of so justly valuing him, and placing him where his talents and excellent dispositions will be armed with power for the service of society. We can imagine no better sign of moral intelligence than this, for Mr. ” Examiner, 16 Dec. 1832. Amberley Papers, vol.
The stakes in 1831 seemed unusually high, and Tory candidates had won two of the four City seats at the 1830 general election. Placing a premium on unity made sense in such circumstances. Personal considerations also may have played a part in the decision. Grote still had commitments at the bank, and his father’s estate had yet to be fully settled. His wife, it seems, wanted him to use his hours of leisure to further his historical scholarship. ”35 Grote himself may well have doubted his fitness for public life.
An expanded electorate increased the number of voters subject to this influence. In introducing his 1835 ballot motion Grote declared that electors were “distinguished from their countrymen by a peculiar badge of servitude and legalized dependence. It is not they who 58 59 60 Henry Reeve, editor of the Edinburgh Review between 1855 and his death forty years later, said of Grote: “Indeed the extraordinary suavity and distinction of his own manners on all occasions, the exquisite refinement of his taste, his classical culture and his love of art, gave a very aristocratic character to his social habits, which was curiously at variance with his theory of democratic government” (“Personal Memoirs of Mr.