By P. J. Rhodes
This booklet provides an obtainable account of classical Greek historical past, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 bc to the dying of Alexander the good in 323 bc.Covers political and armed forces occasions, together with: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian warfare, which concerned the complete Greek global; and the conquests of Alexander the Great.Deals with social, monetary and cultural advancements in addition to political and armed forces events.Combines research with narrative.Details the proof on which the account relies and the issues that have to be born in brain in utilizing this evidence.Written through P. J. Rhodes, who has been educating and writing on Greek historical past for over forty years.The book’s readability and directness make it perfect for direction use.
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28–9), reports under 468/7 that after the Persian Wars Argos and its allies besieged Mycenae; Sparta because of the earthquake and the Messenian War could not help Mycenae; and the city was captured and destroyed (XI. 65). Strabo names Cleonae and Tegea as Argos’ allies on this occasion (377. VIII. vi. 19). After referring to the rule of the ‘slaves’ in Argos, Herodotus reports that the sons of those who died at Sepeia recovered control of Argos; the ‘slaves’ were driven out, and after a battle occupied Tiryns; after a period of balance they were incited by a seer from Phigalea, in Arcadia, to attack Argos, but after a long war Argos was victorious (VI.
24 THE PELOPONNESE IN THE EARLY FIFTH CENTURY 65–8); despite that alliance, it harboured Spartan exiles both before the Persian Wars and after (Hdt. IX. 37. iv, VI. 72. ii); we do not know when its synoecism (Strabo) took place. 494, but he had not followed up the victory by bringing it into alliance with Sparta. VI. 83. The Greeks’ chattel slaves came from various sources, commonly outside Greece, and it is hard to think of them as a body of men capable of taking over the running of the state after Sepeia.
I–iii, Cim. 8. iii–vii). Carystus, at the south end of Euboea and again on the route from the Hellespont to Athens, had been sacked by the Persians in 490 and had supported them in 480: it was attacked and forced to join the League. The Aegean island of Naxos revolted from the League, and was taken by siege and (metaphorically) enslaved: the best indication of what that is likely to mean is what happened to Thasos a little later (below). Thucydides does not say why Naxos revolted, but he attaches to this episode the comment that the Athenians were strict in exacting the allies’ contributions – they were using a permanent alliance to fight a permanent war – and that more and more members lessened their ability to resist by choosing to pay tribute rather than contribute their own forces.
A History of the Classical Greek World: 478-323 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World) by P. J. Rhodes