after thermopylae the oath of plataea and the end of the graeco persian wars emblems of antiquity

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After Thermopylae

Author : Paul Cartledge
ISBN : 9780199911554
Genre : History
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The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history's unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. It involved tens of thousands of combatants, including the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle was sweet vengeance for their defeat at Thermopylae the year before. Why has this pivotal battle been so overlooked? In After Thermopylae, Paul Cartledge masterfully reopens one of the great puzzles of ancient Greece to discover, as much as possible, what happened on the field of battle and, just as important, what happened to its memory. Part of the answer to these questions, Cartledge argues, can be found in a little-known oath reputedly sworn by the leaders of Athens, Sparta, and several other Greek city-states prior to the battle-the Oath of Plataea. Through an analysis of this oath, Cartledge provides a wealth of insight into ancient Greek culture. He shows, for example, that when the Athenians and Spartans were not fighting the Persians they were fighting themselves, including a propaganda war for control of the memory of Greece's defeat of the Persians. This helps explain why today we readily remember the Athenian-led victories at Marathon and Salamis but not Sparta's victory at Plataea. Indeed, the Oath illuminates Greek anxieties over historical memory and over the Athens-Sparta rivalry, which would erupt fifty years after Plataea in the Peloponnesian War. In addition, because the Oath was ultimately a religious document, Cartledge also uses it to highlight the profound role of religion and myth in ancient Greek life. With compelling and eye-opening detective work, After Thermopylae provides a long-overdue history of the Battle of Plataea and a rich portrait of the Greek ethos during one of the most critical periods in ancient history.

Leonidas I

Author : Beatriz Santillian
ISBN : 9781508175209
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In 480 BCE, 300 Spartan soldiers sacrificed themselves so that Greece would unite against the Persian invasion. This is the story of Leonidas I, the man who led them. Readers experience the rich culture of this ancient Greek city-state, a domain notorious for its intellectualism and diplomatic prowess. Readers will learn about how Leonidas I furthered democracy while maintaining the prosperity of his people, even in the face of adversity. Santillian and Macgregor Morris team up to prove that there is much more to Sparta than its magnificent military might.

Das Fr He Sparta

Author : Andreas Luther
ISBN : 3515086358
Genre : History
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Kaum ein Thema der griechischen Geschichte ist in den letzten Jahren so breit und kontrovers diskutiert worden wie das antike Sparta. Im Zentrum steht die Frage nach der Entstehung und dem Charakter dieses Gemeinwesens, dessen Gestalt schon in der Antike zu einem vielfach zitierten Vorbild wurde. Der auf eine Berliner Tagung von Sparta-Spezialisten zurueckgehende Sammelband versucht hier Orientierung zu schaffen und fuer die Erforschung des fruehen Sparta neue Perspektiven aufzu zeigen. Aus dem Inhalt Einleitung: Uberlegungen zum fruehen Sparta Lukas Thommen: Das Territorium des fruehen Sparta in Mythos, Epos und Forschung Karl-Wilhelm Welwei: Uberlegungen zur fruehen Helotie in Lakonien Martin Dreher: Die Primitivitat der spartanischen Verfassung Alberto Maffi: Recht und Rechtsprechung in Sparta Andreas Luther: Die Volksversammlung in Sparta Winfried Schmitz: Die Macht ueber die Sprache. Kommunikation, Politik und soziale Ordnung in Sparta Mischa Meier: Wann entstand das Homoios-Ideal in Sparta? Hans van Wees: , The Oath of the Sworn Bandsae. The Acharnae Stela, the Oath of Plataea and Archaic Spartan Warefare Ernst Baltrusch: Polis und Gastfreundschaft: Die Grundlagen der spartanischen Auaenpolitik Stefan Rebenich: Leonidas und die Thermopylen. Zum Sparta-Bild in der deutschen Altertumswissenschaft Register."

Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker

Author : Felix Jacoby
ISBN : UCSC:32106006147224
Genre : Greece
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