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  • The Thucydides History Of The Peloponnesian War

    The Sicilian Expedition was the Athenian attempt to conquer Sicily during the Peloponnesian War between the dates of 415-413. Since the war was not going so well, the Athenians decided that they would try a dramatic and aggressive move. The Spartans got food and supplies from Sicily, so the Athenians thought that if they could capture Sicily, they could make the Spartans stop fighting by cutting off their supplies. But this ended not in the favor of the Athenians. The Spartans defeated the Athenians, and all most all of the Athenian men were killed. Ultimately, this left the Sicilian Expedition was mistake on the Athenian side. In book 6 section 1 of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War, he talks about how the Athenians were “ignorant” of Sicily. Thus, this is one of the reasons why, the expedition was a mistake. Thucydides says, “They were for the most part ignorant of the size of the island and od the numbers of its inhabitants” (Thucydides, 409). Not to mention, “They did not realize that they were taking on a war of almost the same magnitude as their war against the Peloponnesians” (Thucydides, 409). The Athenians being ignorant of Sicily is one of the reasons that this expedition was a mistake. Not knowing all the information…

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  • The Punic Wars: A Comparative Study

    flourishing Carthage held over Rome provided them with a great advantage. Carthage had an experienced, affluent and fierce naval fleet that was compiled of allied barbarian mercenary seamen for hire who ruled the mighty Mediterranean. The successful spread and development of the Phoenician colonies reached across the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic coasts of Africa and Spain; with the expansion, power was obtained through their magnificent trading skills. According to Morey, Carthage grew…

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  • What Role Did Operation Husky Play In Ww2

    War II. It opened the Allied forces eyes to the numerous challenges they must face internally before they could hope to be victorious in the war against Germany, Japan and Italy. This essay will show how a failure in operational leadership caused Operation Husky to fail to become the decisive victory it had the potential of being. Essential to command and control is a thorough understanding of the commander’s intent at every level and a command climate of mutual trust and understanding.…

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  • Mediterranean Influence On Greek Culture

    The Greeks were very active on the sea and sought to expand their influence further into the Mediterranean. By the 7th and 6th century B.C., Greek colonies stretched from the Asia Minor to southern Italy, Sicily, and north Africa, and even some parts of southern France and Spain(Hemingway). The Greeks established trading enclaves along already existing cities along the coast. They spread Greek culture which is found through pottery, silver, bronze, olive oil, and wine. Not only did the Greeks…

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  • Causes Of The Second Punic War

    Carthage could not be depended upon. In this battle Hannibal was defeated, and the Carthaginian army was annihilated. The Second Punic war had ended, and in 201 B.C., Scipio had imposed the terms of peace: (1) Carthage was to give up the whole of Spain and all the islands between Africa and Italy; (2) Masinissa was recognized as the king of Numidia and the ally of Rome; (3) Carthage was to pay an annual tribute of 200 talents (about $250,000) for fifty years; (4) Carthage agreed not to wage…

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  • Antigone And Thucydide: An Effective Form Of Democracy

    and a council called the boulē, which could prioritize which topics went before the assembly; however, except in times of war or crisis, nothing could override the decisions of the assembly. Although this sounds like an effective form of government in theory, where every citizen is equal and majority rules without any checks on the process, this system causes problems for Athens in History of the Peloponnesian War. A critical event in Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War is when the…

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  • Nicias And The Importance Of Persuasive Leadership Analysis

    Nicias and the Importance of Persuasive Leadership How did Nicias fail to convince the Athenian assembly that the Sicilian Expedition was a strategic error? His arguments, while valid and logical, are not sufficient to win over the assembly to undo their vote of war. Not only does Thucydides have incomplete information about these events, but Thucydides’ prior knowledge of Nicias’s failure colors the way he reconstructs Nicias’s ineffective arguments against war. Nicias attempts to dissuade the…

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  • Italy Research Paper

    of the peninsula to the southern. The country’s attractive nature is why Italy is the high tourist destination. Italy is shaped like a boot with several islands around its outskirts. Its boarders are France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, as well as the seas. Specifically the Mediterranean Sea at the southern tip, the Tyrrhenian Sea at the southwestern corner, the Adriatic Sea at the northeastern corner, the Ionian Sea at the southeastern, and the Ligurian Sea at the northwestern part of…

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  • Lavasa Case Study

    1.1 Introduction Lavasa is a private, planned city being built near Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. A 25,000 acres (100 km2) or 8,000 acres (32 km2) project being developed by Hindustan Construction Company [1], this as-yet-incomplete city has been controversial for multiple reasons including procurement of land, harm to the environment, and loans acquired through political corruption. In our term paper we will be mainly focusing on the…

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  • The Influence Of Carthage

    Carthage was the ancient Phoenician city-state situated in present day Tunisia on the African continent. She had her influence extending over much of the present day coast of North Africa as well encompassing some parts of present day Spain and the islands of the western Mediterranean Sea (Morey, 1901). Initially Carthage was a colony of Tyre and she got her independence at around 650 BC (Morey, 1901). Just like Carthage, Rome was a super power of her time. She grew out of the Roman republic and…

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