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    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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    The Delian league was formed in Delos, between the Aegean city states of the Greeks, and their surrounding Greek city states of the Ionian region in order to strengthen their forces against the Persians (Brand, 2016). The league was successful at the beginning as a result of the contribution and taxes collected by the members of the league, the treasury was rich, and members of the Delian league became the economic super power of the Greeks. Afterwards, there were security concerns with the…

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    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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    Greek city states were united under Athens leadership in Delian League. It was founded in 478 BC aiming to continue the war against Persian Empire. The League was dissolved upon the Peloponnesian War conclusion in 404 BC. Formation of such league marks the Golden Age of Athens. Such league also was successful since that it united a large number of city stets creating also a common finance of league members. Many achievements were made during this age in architecture, drama, philosophy). Examples…

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    Peloponnesian War Causes

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    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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    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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    vast knowledge and wisdom that he could offer was simply of a far greater magnitude than any physical pleasure a boy could offer him. In fact, Socrates believed this to be true for all men. Trading wisdom for physical love would be just as foolish as trading gold for bronze. Socrates was not one to keep him opinions, no matter how controversial, to himself. His outspoken reputation often led to others referring to him as a gadfly. A gadfly is a small insect that irritates horses and other…

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    DBQ: The Melian Dialogue

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    Melian Dialogue DBQ Rough Draft Claim Statement: The Melian Dialogue teaches the reader that, in 416 BCE, Athens’ foreign policy and actions were strongly informed by the Athenian belief and focus on realism, preserving the law of nature, and the natural order of events. In 416 BCE, Athens’ belief, policy, and ideal of realism is evident through their preference for knowledge-based spiritual faith and rejection of the metaphysical. The Melian Dialogue, recorded by Thucydides in 416 BCE,…

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    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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    “The disputes over Athenian sanctions against Megara, as well as over its use of force against Potidaea and alliance with Corcyra, reflected the larger issues of power motivating the hostility between Athens and Sparta. The Spartan leaders feared that the Athenians would use their superiority in long-distance offensive weaponry - the naval forces of the Delian Leagueto destroy Spartan control over the Peloponnesian League. The majority in the Athenian assembly, for their part, resented Spartan…

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