The plague of war: Athens, Sparta, and the struggle for by Jennifer T. Roberts
By Jennifer T. Roberts
"Tracing the clash one of the city-states of Greece over numerous generations, this booklet argues that the Peloponnesian conflict didn't solely result in 404 with the seize of the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami in 404 B.C. yet fairly persevered in a single shape or one other good into the fourth century"--Provided via publisher.
summary: "Tracing the clash one of the city-states of Greece over numerous generations, this ebook argues that the Peloponnesian struggle didn't completely lead to 404 with the trap of the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami in 404 B.C. yet particularly endured in a single shape or one other good into the fourth century"--Provided by means of writer
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Several years later he found himself in command of a formidable fleet fighting on behalf of Persia against Sparta. Scoring a stunning victory at Cnidus in 394, he was able to sail back to Athens along with the Persian governor of Phrygia, bringing considerable funds to aid in the rebuilding of the Athenians’ walls, which Lysander had demolished. Two ancient historians whose work survives only in fragments, Theopompus of Chios (c. 380–c. 315 bc) and Cratippus of Athens (fl. c. 6 This is really where the 4.
3. 2. 6 Introduction There was not always war in fifth-century Greece. Though the development of the Athenian alliance—the Athenian empire, as it became— entailed a major shift in the balance of power in Greece, where Sparta had previously been held in higher regard than any other state, most Spartans bowed to the inevitable and acceded to the shift graciously. For most of the period between the end of the Persian Wars and the beginning of the Peloponnesian War, the two leagues were at peace.
Oikoi), or household, whether as father, mother, child, or slave. Most oikoi could afford at least one slave, and those that couldn’t yet do so were generally saving up for one. Some households were desperately poor and in debt, while others prospered. Farming one’s own land was the preferred way of feeding the family and perhaps producing extra crops to sell. Farming someone else’s land, or working in a shield-â•‰making shop or tannery—â•‰what we would call having a job—â•‰ was considered déclassé.