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Athenian Empire

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Department
History
Course
HST 210
Professor
Goldberg( T A)
Semester
Fall

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-Pentekontaetia = "fifty years" -Thucydides: Athenian historian -Themistocles: Athens rebuilt & fortified -Long walls connecting harbor (Piraeus) to city -"Pausanias affair" -King abuses power, dresses like Persian king -Athens takes over leadership of Delian League -Delian League: Athenian-led confederacy -Purpose: to fight Persians -Treasurers: Hellenotamiae (Athenian) -Aristides & 1st assessment -Determines what each state could contribute -460 talents/year (talent = lgst denom. of $$) -Allied trasury @ sacred island of Delos -Allied actions (470s & 460s BCE ) -Eion -- Persian stronghold -Scyros -- pirate base -Carystos -- Persian-loyal Greek polis -Eurymedon -- naval victory under king Cimon -Naxos & Thasos -- revolts, wanted out of DL -Raised some questions about the point of the League -League = Athenian empire -Cimon, Pericles, & Athenian foreign policy -Cimon's old-fashioned policy -Sparta & Athens as "yoke-fellows" of Greece vs Persia -Greeks should stick together, Persia is the enemy -Athenian navy should ally w/ Spartan army -Ephialtic reforms (462/61 BCE ) -Archons (chief magistrates) by lot -Pay for jury duty -Stripping of Areopagus -- court, eventually mostly for homicides -Ostracism of Cimon -Obsolescence of Cimonian policy -(?) "Peace of Callias" in 449BCE -- peace btwn Athens & Persi
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