By P. J. Rhodes
This tremendous brand new and a professional paintings is extra in-depth than an easy evaluate. Rhodes is a piece of writing genius and provides the resource citations unobtrusively for each unmarried factor he says. you could hence song down the root of each declare or assertion. His judgment is additionally first-class on every thing. As a graduate pupil getting ready for examinations i discovered it necessary. it's going to even be first-class for undergraduates. Its assurance of the interval is healthier than any related textbook i've got visible; even larger than Sealey's historical past of the Greek urban States, that is very good additionally, and covers previous historical past besides -- yet this is often larger.
Tiniest criticism: a (very) few typos, and the feedback for additional analyzing on the finish of every bankruptcy might have been a bit fuller.
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Cim. 15. iii, 17. iii, Per. 9. v), and Athens turned to an anti-Spartan foreign policy. Thucydides mentions Cimon’s help for Sparta and Athens’ change in foreign policy but not the internal reform. Diodorus records the reform under the year 460/59 (XI. 77. vi): it is not his main episode for the year, but if it comes from his chronological source that source was on this occasion mistaken: there is no other reason to doubt the slightly earlier date of 462/1 given by Ath. Pol. Ath. Pol. and Plutarch seem respectively to give favourable and unfavourable accounts of the reform: For about seventeen years after the Persian Wars the constitution in which the Areopagus was dominant persisted, though it gradually declined.
P. 45). We have no direct evidence for what became of the meetings, but after 454/3 we find Athens taking decisions which ought to have been taken by meetings of the whole alliance if there were any, and we have no positive evidence that there were any, so probably when the treasury was moved the meetings were discontinued. The Mytilenaeans in a speech say that originally the Athenians led on an equal basis, and that the allies were equal in votes (isopsephoi), but the large number of votes (polypsephia) made it impossible to resist Athens (Thuc.
128. ii–131. g. Diodorus XI. 60. 470 (Just. Epit. IX. 1. iii: cf. p. 27). Just before and overlapping with the siege of Thasos, there was fighting involving Cimon against Persians and Thracians in the Chersonese, the tongue of land on the European side of the Hellespont (Plut. Cim. 14. i, cf. the casualty list IG i3 1144). Thucydides has written a selective account to illustrate the growth of Athenian power: he does not include the last episode mentioned above, and there may well have been many other episodes which he does not include and which we do not know of.