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Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - Athens Between the Wars

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Classics
Course
CLA160H1
Professor
Adriana Brook
Semester
Summer

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CLA160 Lecture 5 JULY132011 Athens Between the Wars (479-431 BCE) Sparta, still in charge of Greek fleet headed by Pausanias, a general They made sure the Black Sea was free of Persians because the area of the Black Seas is abundant in supplies, such as grains and timber that the Greeks need Later on, Pausanias was thought to be tyrannical Other polis thought Athens would be better in charge of the Greek fleet, and casually put Athens at its head Sparta didnt oppose the decision, since they specialized in a land army rather than a navy. PLUS, Sparta has problems with its helots, and sending the army to manage the Greek fleets would diminish their forces keeping the helots in line Athens, as the head, was the beginning of the end Athens felt that it needed something to prove to show that they are just as strong, and good as the Sparta in terms of military Athens was happy being the head of the fleet because Athens heavily relied on imports and supplies like grains and timber coming from the Black Sea area with the command of the Greek fleet, they could make sure Persian presence is gone to ensure their continued use of resourcessupplies in and around the Black Sea Delian League: naval alliance consisting of coastal regions of Asia Minor, Black Sea, around Greece, and small islands Named after the island of Delos, where the treasury was stored Purpose: (1) protect Greece, in case of Persian attacks (2) Punish Persia for plundering Greece Payment to the league depends on how big the polis is and their available re
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