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By Jennifer T. Roberts

ISBN-10: 0199996644

ISBN-13: 9780199996643

ISBN-10: 0199996652

ISBN-13: 9780199996650

"Tracing the clash one of the city-states of Greece over numerous generations, this publication argues that the Peloponnesian battle didn't fullyyt result in 404 with the catch of the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami in 404 B.C. yet relatively persevered in a single shape or one other good into the fourth century"--Provided through publisher.

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13.  5. 21 The Plague of War Hoplite battle was terrifying under the best of circumstances—​the difficulty of seeing through the helmet, the insufferable heat inside the armor (quite possibly complicated by the hot urine and excrement of the petrified soldier), the clanging of weapons, the slippery ground soaked with blood, the choking dust everywhere, the groans of the dead and the dying. And with such a slim chance of victory… . Yet in the end, those Greeks who were convinced that they were literally throwing themselves into the valley of death were mistaken.

Sparta could request that any state send a third of its military in time of war, or two thirds for a campaign far from home. The Peloponnesian League, however, was based too far to the southwest to be suitable for fighting the Persians on its own. To repel Xerxes’ invasion, therefore, a new league was formed that modern historians call the Hellenic League consisting of a little more than thirty states—╉not a very large number when we bear in mind how many Greek poleis there were. The first operation of the new league in 480 was amphibious—╉a naval battle off Artemisium that ended in a draw, and the famous defense of the Thermopylae Pass up in Phocis just south of Thessaly.

Ostwald, From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law: Law, Society and Politics in Fifth-​Century Athens (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986); P. Cartledge, Democracy: A Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). 12. A nuanced treatment of ostracism appears in S. Forsdyke, Exile, Ostracism and Democracy: The Politics of Expulsion in Ancient Greece (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005). 18 Setting the Stage an ostracism. If they decided to go ahead, and if the required quorum of 6,000 votes was obtained, on the due day each voter would hand in a piece of broken pottery (ostrakon) with the name of the person he would most like to see go into exile for ten years scratched or painted on it.

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