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  • Delian League Essay

    To what extent was the Delian League unpopular? Due to Athenian misbehavior, the popularity of the Delian League deteriorated over time due to the Athenians’ abuse of power for their own interests. The dissatisfaction of allies, such as revolts and eventual outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, is noted in Thucydides. While Thucydides acts as a good primary source of accounts of the Delian League, it is undoubtedly an Atheno-centric primary source that may not fully capture all sides of the story. Thucydides shows only his perceived point-of-view; as an elite Athenian citizen, his perspective of the popularity of the Delian League almost certainly differs from the perspective of, for example, a citizen of a small island ally. As such, when arguing…

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  • Was The Delian League Successful?

    The Delian League The question here is "Was the Delian League successful?". My question is, was the Delian League successful in what? The Delian would be considered successful if you believe its mission was to save Greece from a Persian invasion. The Delian League could be considered victorious if you believe that it was designed to help Athens rise to power. If you were from the other Greek polis that was subjected by Athens using the Delian league, I doubt you would think the Delian League was…

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  • Morality In Thucydides's On The Revolution In Corcyra

    The intellectual vibrancy of the age of Pericles declined as primitive, venal urges came to dominate Greek life. The revolution of Corcyra involved the foreign intervention that allowed the situation to deteriorate. With the Delian and Peloponnesian Leagues fighting for control of Greece, people seeking power and revenge had an outlet to obtain legitimacy. Consequently, politics became polarized, and people used the democratic and oligarchic parties to diffuse responsibility for their actions.…

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  • Persian War Essay

    show of their wealth by having Phidias place large gold, ivory statues in the open for ships to see. Hollister explains how the sculptors express the idea of men not having individual problems an how they were ideally proportional. With all of their new advancements, Hollister tells how during the Golden Age, Greece was incapable of making anything ugly and that they were by far the best civilization. In An Introduction to The Ancient World by L. De Blois and R. J. Van Der Spek, in chapter 10,…

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  • Peloponnesian War Causes

    The exact time of the formation of the Peloponnesian League is unknown, although it can be traced as far back as the alliance known as “the Spartans and their allies” [3]. The Alliance began as towns asking Sparta for protection from the aggressive city-state known as Argos. Over time these alliances grew to result in the formation of the Hellenic League, which included almost all Greek-city states including Athens. During a war between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and the Greek-city States,…

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  • Pericles: A Fearless Leader

    In 454 he led a military campaign in Corinth. In 443 he was elected strategos, which is one of Athens’ leading generals. He expanded the Athenian naval forces, reinforced arrangements abroad, and improved the defenses of Athens. Pericles also led the Delian League to form the Athenian empire. At the same time he was guiding his soldiers during the first two years of the Peloponnesian Wars. The outcome of the wars was a great success. "Pericles, because of his position, his intelligence, and his…

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  • Thomas Hobbes Influence

    most prestigious scientific minds of the Renaissance Era, such as Galileo and Isaac Newton. Hobbes was destined for greatness from a young age where he showed superior skill in the form of thought and education. All of his ideas led to him being one of the most important people to contribute to the Renaissance and he was extremely influential to the progression of humanity. Hobbes had a huge interest in history, he is the author of eight books regarding the events of the Peloponnesian war. He…

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  • Analysis Of Athenian Democracy

    to intervene everywhere it should have. The total cost of such proceedings would have exceeded the long-term profits of promoting democracy. It only made sense not to disturb major states that it relied on for resources, such as Samos, Lesbos and Chios. The case of Thasos confirms this theory; Athens intervened here because it guaranteed them control of a great amount of these resources. This also gained them support from other cities. If Athens had been as committed to promoting democracy as…

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  • Global Marketing Case Study: Black Diamond Products In Greece

    Global Marketing Assignment Name of the company: Black diamond Sector of dealings: Sports equipment Selected country: Greece 1. Critical analysis and evaluation of company based on PESTLE: Black diamond is a sports equipment manufacturing company. If it is going to launch and introduce its products in Greece then there are a lot of factors which are going to affect all that. These factors include political, economical, sociological, technological, legal and environmental ones. Greece has an…

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  • Thucydides: The Mytilene Debate

    B. Mytilene debate 1. According to Thucydide, the revolt of Mytilene took place in the year 428 B.C and the debate took place in the city of Mytilene who had surrender to Paches (2013 p 94) 2. The Athenians believed that the revolt at Mytilene was premeditated as the Mytilenean people had planned to unify with Lesbos and revolt against the Athenian Empire (2013 p 94). Their government had plotted a rebellion with the help of the Spartans and Boeotian’s as well as cities on other islands to…

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