By P. J. Rhodes
This tremendous brand new and an expert paintings is extra in-depth than an easy evaluate. Rhodes is an article genius and offers the resource citations unobtrusively for each unmarried factor he says. you could hence tune down the foundation of each declare or assertion. His judgment is additionally very good on every thing. As a graduate pupil getting ready for examinations i discovered it worthwhile. it's going to even be very good for undergraduates. Its insurance of the interval is best than any related textbook i've got noticeable; even higher than Sealey's historical past of the Greek urban States, that's first-class additionally, and covers prior historical past in addition -- yet this is often larger.
Tiniest grievance: a (very) few typos, and the feedback for extra examining on the finish of every bankruptcy might have been a bit fuller.
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92), and one possible explanation is that Aristides drew up an optimistic list in cash terms which included both actual and potential members, and that that list did indeed total 460 talents. Collecting the 18 THE FORMATION OF THE DELIAN LEAGUE tribute, like commanding expeditions, could well have been accepted as a responsibility of the leader, and we need not doubt that the hellenotamiai were Athenians from the beginning. Thucydides says that Delos, the small island in the southern Aegean with a major Ionian sanctuary of Apollo (whence the alliance’s modern name, Delian League), ‘was their treasury, and the meetings took place at the sanctuary.
Iii). They captured and the Athenians settled the north Aegean island of Scyros, occupied by a non-Greek people called Dolopians, and situated on the grain route from the Black Sea and the Hellespont to Athens – and Plutarch adds that in response to an oracle Cimon found and brought back to Athens what were said to be the bones of the hero Theseus (Thes. 36. i–iii, Cim. 8. iii–vii). Carystus, at the south end of Euboea and again on the route from the Hellespont to Athens, had been sacked by the Persians in 490 and had supported them in 480: it was attacked and forced to join the League.
Maintaining control of the helots was always a high priority for Sparta (cf. Thuc. IV. 80. iii). This war, and the fact that it ended in a compromise, will have distracted Sparta’s attention from the wider Greek world. There were young and inexperienced kings on both thrones: Archidamus had succeeded his grandfather (cf. p. 26); by the early 450’s Plistarchus was dead and Pausanias’ brother Nicomedes was acting as regent for Pausanias’ son Plistoanax (Thuc. I. 107. ii). It is no surprise that in the years which follow we do not find Sparta pursuing active policies.