A History of the Classical Greek World, 478 - 323 BC by P. J. Rhodes

By P. J. Rhodes

This super brand new and an expert paintings is extra in-depth than an easy evaluate. Rhodes is an article genius and provides the resource citations unobtrusively for each unmarried factor he says. you could therefore music down the foundation of each declare or assertion. His judgment is usually first-class on every little thing. As a graduate pupil getting ready for examinations i discovered it important. it is going to even be very good for undergraduates. Its assurance of the interval is healthier than any related textbook i've got noticeable; even larger than Sealey's heritage of the Greek urban States, that is very good additionally, and covers past background in addition -- yet this is often greater.
Tiniest criticism: a (very) few typos, and the feedback for extra analyzing on the finish of every bankruptcy might have been a bit fuller.

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32). But we can accept that his conduct made him unpopular, and that complaints reached Sparta. He was recalled, and we shall look at his further career in a Spartan context (Thuc. I. 95. iii, 128. iii: cf. pp. 26–8). A new alliance was then formed under the leadership of Athens, which had taken the lead against Sestos earlier. According to Thucydides, it was the allies who took the initiative in approaching Athens (I. 95. i–iv, cf. 75. ii, 96. i); other texts suggest that the THE FORMATION OF THE DELIAN LEAGUE 17 Athenians took the initiative (Hdt.

Just before and overlapping with the siege of Thasos, there was fighting involving Cimon against Persians and Thracians in the Chersonese, the tongue of land on the European side of the Hellespont (Plut. Cim. 14. i, cf. the casualty list IG i3 1144). Thucydides has written a selective account to illustrate the growth of Athenian power: he does not include the last episode mentioned above, and there may well have been many other episodes which he does not include and which we do not know of. At Eïon, at the Eurymedon and in the Chersonese the League fought against the Persians; at Carystus it attacked a city which had earlier supported the Persians; in preventing Naxos from withdrawing it upheld the permanence of a permanent alliance.

15. ii: cf. Per. 9. v) The council of the Areopagus (named after the hill on which it met, south of the agora and west of the acropolis) was the body of which those who had served each year as the nine archons became members for the rest of their lives: when Ephialtes ‘brought its members to trial for their conduct in office’, he perhaps prosecuted archons on their retirement, to discredit the council which they were to join. Powers taken away from the Areopagus might well have been represented as ‘accretions’, additions to its original and proper powers, by the reformers and as part of the established order by their opponents.

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