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    Socrates Vs Greek

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    philosopher that had lasting effects in Greek history. It began with Peloponnesian Wars, which ended with the desecration of Athens’ main source of pride, their democracy. Ensuing the loss of their government system, Athenians felt intimidated by Socrates and his beliefs, which eventually led to his demise. Athens executed Socrates after the downfall of their democratic system following their defeat in the second Peloponnesian War; despite the fact that Socrates was not guilty of his heresy and…

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    a brilliant general, orator, patron of the arts and politician—”the first citizen” of democratic Athens, according to the historian Thucydides. Pericles grew up in one of Athens leading families, his father Xanthippus who was a hero of the Persian war, and his Mother Agariste belonged to the culturally powerful Alcmaeonidae family. Pericles is known as the reason why the Acropolis and The Parthenon…

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    in the defeat of the Persians (480-479 B.C.), for the next half-century, Athens and Sparta assumed preeminence among the city-states, and their rivalry slowly led to the long-expected showdown. Thucydides, a contemporary historian, believed that the war broke out because of Spartan fear of the rising power of Athens, whose empire and capital increasingly isolated less imaginative and less adventurous rivals. Both were unusually powerful, atypical–and antithetical–Greek states that could afford…

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    Persian War Essay

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    they fought in many wars and had many different rulers, they eventually became successful. We have discussed the growth, evolution, and emergence of ancient Greece as a major power in the Mediterranean world. We have analyzed at least two interpretations of ancient Greece. I believe the Persian wars led Greece to new discoveries and advancements that influenced many countries. Hollister and De Blois and Van Der Spek wrote on the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian war, and I am convinced…

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    Secondary Source Analysis “Thucydides and Spartan Strategy in the Archidamian War” was written by Thomas Kelly. It is a section of The American Historical Review and was published by Oxford University Press in 1982. Thomas Kelly claims in his thesis of this article that the Spartans are the dominant power. He asserts, “The Athenian army, however, was no match for the Spartan army, which for more than a century had been recognized as the most efficient fighting force in Greece.” Throughout the…

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    arrogant, leading it to alienating allies. Since Sparta was an imperialistic society, allies could make a difference in the conflicts that resulted from Sparta’s imperialism. Finally, Sparta’s arrogance ultimately led to its downfall. After the Corinthian War, Sparta gained power, as the Persians, afraid of Athens resurging, gave Sparta control over Greece. This control made Sparta arrogant, causing it to attack Thebes and seize it. Sparta was then even more arrogant and attacked Athens.…

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    feeling, but Is good at philosophy, literature, art, mathematics, cultural capital, but also the sea Pa people. More importantly, after the second Greco-Persian Wars (480 to 479 BC), the relationship between the two sides rapidly deteriorated, and ultimately the two teams in the year 431 years broke out for 27 years of the Peloponnesian War. Spartan and Athens oppose the image not only in the modern but even in ancient times are also…

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    The Battle of Aegospotami occurred in 405 BC and was the battle that ended the Peloponnesian War. The Battle of the Arginusae Islands had happened a year before and had been a major Athenian victory. After the battle, six of the eight Athenian generals had been executed and the others had gone into exile. Conon, Adeimantus, and Philocles replaced them. The Spartans also required a new leader because their previous commander had been killed in the Battle of the Arginusae Islands. Lysander was a…

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    Greek Odyssey

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    From the records of Thucydides it is written that “most Athenians were born and bred [in the countryside]; they grumbled at having to move their entire households” showing the impact that the Peloponnesian wars had on the lives of Athenian citizens. During the invasion of the countryside, even in a short time of forty days, the Spartan army was able to inflict losses on the Athenian countryside that were felt strongly by the residents of these countryside…

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    Delian League Essay

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    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…

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