Peloponnesian War

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    to desire and seek power, whether be it from money, strength or knowledge. They agree that having too much power changes people’s decisions and clouds their judgment. The Greek historian of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides, describes a connection between power and justice in his book The Peloponnesian War. He gives evidence that having too much power and the desire for more overrules personal morals and principles of justice. The Roman satirist named Juvenal, on the other hand, believes that…

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    Sparta after the Peloponnesian War to a radical democracy. The radical democracy was successful and remained the shape of the Athenian government for around a hundred years. Athenians went through many government structures on their trip to democracy. They started with a king in the 700s BCE, then switched to an oligarchy, then Solon came to power and made democratic reforms and finally Cleisthenes came to power. Cleisthenes transformed…

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    The cause of the Persian War was because the Greek colonies of Ionia on the coast of Asia Minor were conquered by the Persians under Cyrus the Great. The Greek colonies had been founded with the full rights and privileges of an independent city-state and were independent from even the Greek city-state from which the colonists came. However, Darius decided to raise the taxes the Ionian city-states needed to pay to Persia. After the Persian threat was gone, several Greek city-states formed the…

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    The Peloponnesian War featured social and political deterioration. Through power struggles, revolutions, land and sea battles, diplomacy, and rapid cultural change, Thucydides demonstrated his belief that human nature is inherently ambitious and ruthless. In his writing on the revolution in Corcyra, he illustrated the conflict between human law and man’s insatiable desires. He saw the revolution of Corcyra as an example of the general decline of Greece during the Peloponnesian War,…

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    During, 431 B.C. to 404 B.C. an ancient Greek war was fought by Athenians who went against the Peloponnesian League. This league was led by Sparta. In “Culture and Values it states Athenians were pioneers in drama and historiography, town planning and medicine, painting, sculpture, mathematics and government. Their contributions to the development of western culture became the foundation for later achievements, achievements which endured. Including, their importance and exceptionality is…

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    writes and tells about the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, known as the Peloponnesian War, from the beginning of the war. In the first part of chapter 1, he tells about how the war would be a great war, more memorable than any wars before this time. He writes about the causes of the war and he looks at previous wars such as the Trojan War and correlates their abilities and impact with the war between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides believed that the Trojan War lasted so long…

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    his book, History of the Peloponnesian War. Together, these two works teach modern society that neither a pure democracy nor a pure dictatorship can be a successful political system due to inherent fatal flaws in each system. In the Athenian democracy, where every male citizen over 18 years of age received an equal vote in making decisions, the system failed since powerful speakers easily persuaded the Athenian assembly into rashly…

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    that this is a speech that is being made at a funeral in honor of the first Athenian soldiers to fall during the Peloponnesian war. Also, the greatness of Athens is referenced through out the entire passage. By instilling pride and ownership for Athens to the people listening there is a sense of recruitment for the country 's military. Getting the audience to turn from the despair of war at their front door and focus on how they themselves can fight to keep the freedoms of Athens. Pericles was…

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    Persian Wars. They fought against each other in the Peloponnesian War. The war lasted from 431 BC-404 BC. Athens lost the battle, which in turn ended the golden age in Greece. When the Persian war ended both Athens and Sparta came to terms and agreed on a Thirty year peace. Athens then became very powerful, thanks to the leadership of Pericles. Thucydides thought that the war broke out due to Sparta being on edge and how fearful they became of Athens power; in 431 BC Sparta declared war on…

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    (863). Thucydides is regularly referred to as the, “Real Father of History.” The exact date of the birth of Thucydides is unknown, it was sometime before the Peloponnesian war had begun. Thucydides was in an elite group of Athenian Men, including Pericles, the athenian Leader of at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War ( Pounce, 9). Once the war had began with Sparta Thucydides was elected military magistrate, and had became the commander of a fleet, although was summoned back to Athens when he…

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