By P. J. Rhodes
This tremendous modern and an expert paintings is extra in-depth than an easy assessment. Rhodes is a piece of writing genius and provides the resource citations unobtrusively for each unmarried factor he says. you could hence music down the root of each declare or assertion. His judgment can also be first-class on every thing. As a graduate pupil getting ready for examinations i discovered it useful. it is going to even be first-class for undergraduates. Its assurance of the interval is best than any related textbook i've got visible; even higher than Sealey's heritage of the Greek urban States, that's very good additionally, and covers prior background to boot -- yet this is often greater.
Tiniest grievance: a (very) few typos, and the feedback for extra studying on the finish of every bankruptcy might have been a bit fuller.
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Thucydides considered him with Pausanias to have been one of the most distinguished Greeks of his generation (cf. p. 28). Ephialtes’ Reform of the Areopagus Cimon’s supremacy remained unchallenged until the war against Thasos of 465/4–463/2 (cf. pp. 19–20), at the end of which he was accused of taking bribes not to attack Macedon. On this occasion public prosecutors were appointed: one of them was the young Pericles, and it is alleged that he was persuaded by Cimon’s sister Elpinice not to press the case hard (Plut.
The main tradition makes Aristides and Themistocles opponents, with Aristides aristocratic where Themistocles was democratic, and upright where Themistocles was wily. But there are traces of an alternative version in which both were on the same side – for instance the stories of Aristides’ involvement with Themistocles’ anti-Spartan plans – and after organising the Delian League and its first assessment of tribute Aristides like Themistocles disappears from prominence, though he seems to have lived until the mid 460’s.
98–9, 125–7, 198, 205). Mantinea could be referred to as a polis at the time of the Persian Wars, and indeed in the mid sixth century (Hdt. IV. 161. ii), and it is said by Strabo (cited above) to have been synoecised by the Argives: it was to be split into its component villages by Sparta in 385, and reunited in 370 when Sparta was no longer strong enough to prevent it (cf. pp. 212, 217). A date around 470 for the physical synoecism is acceptable but not demonstrable: this will have involved the construction of an urban centre, and the migration of some of the population to it, but not the total abandonment of the old villages.
A History of the Classical Greek World, 478 - 323 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World) by P. J. Rhodes