9:16:11 - Section(L3)BookVIII,Doyle 18:58 BOOKVIII...

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Section (L3) – Book VIII, Doyle 18:58 BOOK VIII Melian Dialogue Does might = right? Will the strong come out on top? Will the moral side always get crushed? Athens thinks it must make Melos a part of the empire in order to protect itself. It sees  its actions as necessary.  domino effect   revolts throughout the Athenian empire Does Athens do the right thing? must maintain credibility as a naval empire lesson learned: can’t rely on allies to save you display power in a visible way; don’t think about long term, but now; have power and  strategy, but issue with applying it class issue?  Athenian people debate whether to slaughter the Mytileneans…Athenian generals  determine whether to slaughter the Melians How do the interests differ in these situations? Mytileneans have strong naval power, so if they switched sides, the Athenians would  lose naval strength. Melos is more of a symbol. 
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