CLCIV 101 Lecture 16: Lecture 16: Imperialism and Democracy- The Athenian Empire

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Pay for service to the athenian state: more democratic, need more $, tribute from allies to pay for it, athenian imperialism towards allies, allies ask for spartan help, war between athens & sparta, radical leaders, ephialtes (assassinated, pericles. Family of the alcmeonids: descended from clisthenes, constitutional changes 462-461 bce, no political role for aristocratic areopagus council, new foreign policy 461-454 bce. Any citizen can be archon: alliance with argos, war with sparta, war with persia, all at the same time, first peloponnesian war 461-454 bce, long walls join athens to piraeus. 30 year peace treaty with sparta, 445: no more athenian empire in central greece, tribute continues vast financial services, treatment of allies who revolt. Sons of leaders as hostages: confiscation of land for athenian settlers, must use athenian money, no taxes on athenian citizens. Tribute used to rebuild acropolis at athens: why did the empire last, only lesbos, chios, samos supply ships, athenians impose democracies.

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