201 - Lecture 7

201 - Lecture 7 - LECTURE SEVEN PERSIAN WAR II(486 Xerxes...

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LECTURE SEVEN PERSIAN WAR II (486) Xerxes Themistocles – transforms Athens from land to sea power Peiraeus; Laureion mine windfall (fleet) Triremes (200); oarsmen (thetes) – future political developments (480) Persian War II Hellespont, Thermopylae/Artemisium, Leonidas, Salamis (479) Plataea, Pausanias, Mycale Aeschylus’ Persians ; Marathonomachoi ; temples friezes (Amazons vs Greeks, Centaurs vs Lapiths, Greeks vs Persians) DELIAN LEAGUE (477) Confederacy formed to protect Greek member states from Persians Athens versus Sparta as leader Initial successes: Fairness of assessments (Aristides, Hellenotamiae) Military victories (Cimon, Eurymedon) Corruption: Carystus, Naxos, Thasos Cleruchies Athenian law trumps allies’ law Movement of treasury from Delos to Athens Empire ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA Origins Epic: + 50% dialogue - Myth. Characters (Achilles, Odysseus, Ajax, Agamemnon, etc) - Tragic vision – kleos – ate, - hybris – phthonos – destruction - 534 Tragic competition formally introduced in Athens (Peisistratus)
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course CLAS 201 taught by Professor Nickmaes during the Fall '11 term at Waterloo.

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