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Unformatted text preview: Athens. The Persians proceded to burn the wooden temples on the Athenian acropolis as well as much of the city. Their waiting fleet was all but destroyed by the smaller, more agile Greeks ships at the nearby island of Salamis. After the Battle of Salamis, the Persians sailed home across the Aegean, leaving the Greeks in peace for many years. The Athenians, however, organized a defense pact of several city-states and islands called the Delian League , named after the island of Delos where the treasury of the Delian League was kept. In 454 B.C.E., Pericles ordered the treasury moved to Athens where it was housed in the Parthenon , the temple to Athens’ patron goddess. Pericles and the Athenians used the Delian treasury not only to build a stronger navy but also to rebuild much of Athens in stone , especially the temples on the Acropolis, much to the anger of the other member of the League....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUMANITIES hum2271 taught by Professor Richards during the Spring '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.
- Spring '08