ACLC 2-11 - ACLC 2/11/08 Thucydides Series of wars between...

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ACLC 2/11/08 Thucydides - Series of wars between Athens and her allies against Sparta, Corinth, and their allies o Called “Peloponnesian” Wars because it is known to history from the Athenian point of view and both Corinth and Sparta are on the Peloponnesus. o Thucydides’ history of the war is the only contemporary history, but later historians also provide historical information. - After the united Greek forces defeated a massive invading Persian force for the second time in ten years, two major city-states emerged as the most powerful in the Greek world. o Athens: Ionians o Sparta: Dorians - Delian League o Athenians pushed to establish Delian League, joint force of Greek city- states whose sole purpose was to push Persians off the Aegean completely and safeguard the autonomy of all Greeks, including those in Ionia. o Sparta wasn’t very enthusiastic to do this to begin with, and soon the League came to be dominated by the Athenians It was largely a seaborne operation and Sparta’s strength was a land force anyway; even generals were not effective maritime strategist. Thus, while the League treasury and governing body was nominally located on the neutral territory of Delos, the League was dominated by Athenian influence from the beginning. o League did its job well; most of Greek Aegean was a part of it. o
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