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By P. J. Rhodes

This e-book supplies an available account of classical Greek heritage, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 bc to the dying of Alexander the good in 323 bc.Covers political and armed forces occasions, together with: the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the Peloponnesian conflict, which concerned the entire Greek international; and the conquests of Alexander the Great.Deals with social, monetary and cultural advancements in addition to political and army events.Combines research with narrative.Details the facts on which the account relies and the issues that have to be born in brain in utilizing this evidence.Written through P. J. Rhodes, who has been instructing and writing on Greek historical past for over forty years.The book’s readability and directness make it excellent for direction use.

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V, Paus. I. 28. iii) and with the Painted Stoa, where one of the paintings depicted the battle of Marathon (Plut. Cim. 4. vi–vii). We should not make too much of these things; and we should remember, for instance, that in the early campaigns of the Delian League Cimon was commanding naval forces; but there is enough evidence to justify a view of Themistocles and Cimon as rivals, and Cimon as the more successful of the two. After the rebuilding of Athens’ walls we do not hear much more about Themistocles before his ostracism.

Athenian officials were subject to various checks on their conduct: a validation, dokimasia, before they entered office; a vote of confidence each prytany during their term of office; and a financial/general accounting, logos/euthynai, at the end of their term.

After the rebuilding of Athens’ walls we do not hear much more about Themistocles before his ostracism. He was choregos for the tragedian Phrynichus in 477/6 (cf. p. 39); he went to the Olympic games, probably in 476, and is alleged to have received a hero’s welcome, to have urged the exclusion of the tyrant Hieron of Syracuse (but that suspiciously prefigures Lysias’ urging of the exclusion of Dionysius, a century later: cf. p. 283) – and to have rivalled Cimon in the lavishness of his lifestyle (Plut.

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