was conservative, wanted to maintain not expand their land. The conservatism appealed to many
authors. Developed a league with others, unlike Messiaen they didn't take over those cities, they made
them as allies, the Peloponnese league. All of the
Dark age- a move from aristocratic to where the whole citizen body plays a greater role.
Argos- the northeast of the Peloponnese, important argonid, a great rival to Sparta. ~ 650 Argos reaches
pinnacle of its strength and power, most power
Read the chapters!
Read birth and survival story of Cypsulus.
Sparta- in extreme southern Greece in an area called Laconia, laconic- not saying much. Defended by
natural boundaries south- sea, north- mountains, to the west- kingdom of macenea
in addition to the 3 magistrates there is a council. The council of Areopagus, areopagus was a hill wher
they met. They were the governing body of Athens, they would nominate someone then would vote.
Had judicial functions- they w