Peloponnesian War

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    Harneet's Response Essay

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    conclusions as to which events portrayed the Greeks resisting Alexander’s enterprises the most. We all pulled from similar events; the revolt at Thebes, the Aegean war and the Peloponnesian revolt. The opinions of the state of unification of the Greeks, differs among the responses. In Harneet’s response I liked the focus on Sparta and the Peloponnesian revolt. By focusing on this event the essay was able to contain more detail from the readings, allowing for better expression of the points being…

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    Pericles Funeral Oration

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    Oration”, was a eulogy written in the winter of 431-430 B.C.E. by Pericles who was the Athenian leader. Pericles delivered this speech to the survivors of the fallen who lost their lives fighting in the Peloponnesian War. Between 431 BC and 404 BC, the Peloponnesian War was fought between the Peloponnesian League, led by the Spartans, and Delian League, led by the Athenians. Sparta feared that Athens was becoming too powerful, leaving them no choice but to invade, defeating Athens. need to be…

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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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    slaves they owned since the poor could not afford slaves. Thus, it seems that these great civilizations lived different from one another. Despite their differences in lifestyles, one comparable attribute of Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt would be their religion. Both civilizations practiced a polytheistic religion which meant they believed in more than one god. Ancient Egypt was ruled by pharaohs. Pharaohs were the highest level in the Egyptian society and were considered close to the gods.…

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    Fellow members of the Peloponnesian League, I recognize that I have little authority to speak in this conference as I am a Spartan hoplite, not a council member, general, or mighty king. I have trained my entire life to be part of Sparta’s magnificent army, I grew up in Sparta and now live there with my wife and children. As you know, Sparta has the strongest army in all of Greece, and we are far superior to the Greek army. Our men are well-trained and prepared to fight. I strongly believe we…

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    which started after the end of the Persian wars and the beginning of the Peleponnesian wars. The city of Athens was exceedingly prosperous accomplishing great works in military might, architecture and government. However, this great success began to wane and ended after 50 years around 431BC. The Golden Age had many factors that led to its end and one of them was the Peleponnesian War Resulting from mismanagement of the Delian League. The Peleponnesian War chiefly started out of Sparta because…

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    According to Thucydides’ history of the Peloponnesian War, justice, and the lack of it, was the main way of validating actions and making definitive decisions. The clearest role of justice concerned decision making, especially in circumstances of war. When poleis would make allies, they would consider what the justest and fairest path to take would be, despite disadvantages. The Plataeans allied with Athens rather than Sparta because it was “as justice required” and even held their decision with…

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    ambition was the loss of the alliances that had helped repel the Persians and in some cases their subjugation (Brand, n.d., p.28). National unity of purpose was replaced by resentment, and serious conflict with Sparta emerged. The three-decade Peloponnesian Wars eventuated (431-404 BCE), and Athenian democracy was replaced and reinstated at intervals during the ebbs and…

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    Brand talks about Hubris and jealousy. The wealth and success of Athens, led to jealousy and resentment and ultimately Athens and Sparta went to war in 431 B.C.E. According to Brand, “Pericles was convinced the war could be won in a few years”. (Brand, n.d., p.34). However, that was not the case and the Peloponnesian Wars lasted for more than 30 years. War can bring a country together or tear it apart; many times, it depends on the courage, integrity and popularity of the leader. Pericles…

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    Aristophanes 'Lysistrata'

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    play Lysistrata during the Peloponnesian War in 411 B.C. Aristophanes created plays that symbolized his own opinions and views on topics affecting him and other Athens. The play Lysistrata describes Aristophanes views of the Peloponnesian War and the possibility of peace through uniting the forces of the Greek women. The play contains the themes of humor and sexuality, but the straightforward expression of war in the play describes how Aristophanes feels about the war. Synopsis The story…

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