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2/7/12 lecture14.html 1/1 C:/Users/JIMMIN~1/AppData/Local/Temp/Rar$EX36.149/«/lecture14.html Open Yale CoXUVeV CLCv 205: Introduction to Ancient Greek Histor\ Lecture 14 - The Athenian Empire (cont.) << previous session _ next session >> OyeUyieZ: In this lecture, Professor Donald Kagan examines the developments that took place after the Greek victory over the Persians in 479 BC. He argues that even after the Greek victories, there was great fear amongst the Greeks that the Persians would return to seek revenge. For this reason, many of the Greek poleiV , especially the islands, looked to Athens to lead this league, which later became the Delian League. Athens, according to Professor Kagan, accepted this responsibility, since it too feared a Persian invasion, but Sparta was content to retreat into the Peloponesus. Finally, Professor Kagan intimates that
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Unformatted text preview: this league would eventually turn into the Athenian empire. Reading aVVignmenW: Pomeroy, Burstein, Donlan and Roberts. AncienW GUeece . Oxford University Press: New York, 1999, pp. 200-215. Plutarch, The RiVe and Fall of Whe AWhenV : Aristides, Cimon. Kagan, Donald. &quot;Problems in Ancient History.&quot; In The AncienW NeaU EaVW and GUeece . 2nd ed., vol. 1. Prentice-Hall: New York, 1975, chapter 5. Thucydides, The PeloponneVian waU , Book I: pp. 89-117. ClaVV lecWXUe: ReVoXUceV: Athenian Empire [PDF] Yale University 2008. Some rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated on this page or on the Open Yale Courses website, all content on this page is licensed under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0)...
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