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After the Persian Wars

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA230H1
Professor
Dimitri Nakassis
Semester
Fall

Description
Athens▯is▯fortifiying▯the▯city▯after▯the▯Persian▯wars After▯479,▯the▯Greek▯begin▯going▯into▯the▯offensive▯▯▯partially▯because▯they▯wan t▯stuff Dorkis,▯478▯BC Sparta▯has▯a▯good▯relationship▯with▯Athens▯and▯happy▯with▯the▯way▯Athens▯is▯purs uing▯the▯war▯against▯Persians,▯but▯they▯don't▯want▯to▯participate▯in▯it▯themselv es.▯ Sparta▯has▯a▯problem▯at▯home▯with▯the▯helotsand▯does▯not▯want▯to▯commit▯a▯lot▯of ▯their▯sources▯to▯Persian▯war. The▯"Delian▯league"▯(called▯Athenian▯empire▯by▯the▯text) The▯purpose▯is▯to▯defend▯members▯of▯the▯league▯from▯Persia Purpose:▯defense Each▯ally▯can▯either▯introduce▯ships▯or▯contribute▯money Meet▯at▯Delos Autonomous▯allies Primarily▯a▯coastal,aegeal▯league▯▯▯makes▯sense▯bc▯it▯is▯mainly▯the▯islands▯that ▯need▯protection▯from▯persia Another▯purpose▯of▯the▯league▯▯▯punish▯persia So▯it▯is▯agressive▯and▯pursues▯own▯inetrest Kimon,▯son▯of▯Miltiades▯(the▯main▯guy▯at▯marathon),▯early▯leader▯of▯the▯league Early▯campaign▯▯take▯the▯island▯of▯Ion important▯bc▯ion▯has▯a▯lot▯of▯wood▯and▯athens▯doesn't▯.▯needs▯wood▯bc▯it▯wants▯a ▯good▯navy.▯also▯ion▯has▯silver▯mines. Take▯over▯the▯island▯of▯syrus▯and▯take▯a▯city▯in▯eboea. so▯what▯they▯are▯trying▯to▯do▯is▯secure▯access▯to▯northern▯aegean/athenian▯inter ests two▯of▯our▯major▯player▯dissapear 471BC pausanias▯is▯accused▯of▯collaborating▯with▯the▯persian▯kind▯and▯the▯helots he▯is▯turned▯in▯by▯one▯of▯his▯servants starves▯to▯death▯by▯the▯temple themistokles▯was▯ostracized▯from▯athens he▯is▯at▯argos runs▯away▯to▯the▯persian▯king the▯king▯gives▯him▯three▯cities▯and▯themistokles▯lives▯as▯a▯satrap▯for▯the▯rest▯ of▯his▯life 471▯BC Naxos▯withdraws▯from▯the▯league▯(which▯he▯was▯free▯to▯do)▯but▯athens▯(kimon)▯for ces▯it▯back▯in the▯walls▯of▯naxos▯were▯torn▯down▯and▯they▯were▯forced▯to▯give▯tribute▯or▯contri bute▯ships so▯the▯league▯was▯beginning▯to▯evolve▯into▯the▯empire so▯athens▯begins▯subjegating▯cities 469▯BC Kimon▯wins▯a▯big▯naval▯battle▯at▯Eurymedon▯just▯off▯the▯coast▯of▯Turkey▯against▯ persia so▯the▯league▯is▯doing▯what▯its▯supposed▯to▯do▯protecting▯from▯persia so▯the▯league▯is▯doing▯very▯well but▯the▯problems▯is▯that▯cities▯no▯longer▯need▯to▯protect▯themselves▯by▯paying▯a thens so Thasos▯revolt▯465bc Thasos▯asks▯sparta▯for▯help,▯but▯sparta▯cant athens▯subdues▯thasos so▯sparta▯gets▯concerned▯▯▯want▯athens▯to▯disband▯their▯empire▯for▯freedom▯of▯th e▯greeks sparta▯couldnt▯help▯thasos▯bc▯of▯the▯helot▯revolt▯465▯460 sparta▯cant▯deal▯with▯it,▯asks▯athens▯for▯help kimon▯who▯is▯very▯pro▯spartan▯so▯wants▯to▯help▯spartans so▯athens▯comes▯but▯spartas▯are▯for▯some▯reason▯afraid▯of▯them so▯sparta▯sends▯them▯away▯and▯that▯turns▯the▯athe
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