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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Pirenne Argument Analysis

    The Pirenne thesis states that sea trade was crucial to the survival of the Roman empire, and the increase of Muslim invasions in the seventh and eighth centuries severed the unity of trade between the Western countries in the Mediterranean. This led to a steady decline of the Roman empire as it was unable to sustain itself through trade. There are differing opinions between modern historians as to the accuracy of the Pirenne thesis, with most historians arguing it is no longer a valid…

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  • The American Dream In The Godfather And The Godfather

    The basis of the American Dream is that every United States citizen has the equal opportunity to become anything they want, through hard work, determination and initiative. Becoming “American” has been a constant topic brought up in mafia films such as Scarface, The codfather part I and II. The Corleone is a family run and operated business, founded on trust, support and protection. The Godfather displays the dark side of how the American Dream can affect who you become. Michael let the idea of…

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  • Saipem Case Study

    Saipem employs over 48000 people, comprises more than 127 nationalities, and the registered office is in San Donato Milanese (MI), Italy. This said, all the stakeholders to whom Saipem is committed can now be analyzed. Saipem’s stakeholders are: Saipem has adopted a flexible and diversified approach to stakeholders’ engagement, considering their heterogeneity. It is highly committed on understanding and therefore identifying their relevance, its attractiveness for them, the sources of…

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