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This tremendous brand new and an expert paintings is extra in-depth than an easy evaluation. Rhodes is a piece of writing genius and offers the resource citations unobtrusively for each unmarried factor he says. you could hence tune down the foundation of each declare or assertion. His judgment can be first-class on every little thing. As a graduate scholar getting ready for examinations i discovered it priceless. it is going to even be very good for undergraduates. Its assurance of the interval is healthier than any related textbook i've got obvious; even higher than Sealey's historical past of the Greek urban States, that's first-class additionally, and covers previous historical past to boot -- yet this is often greater.
Tiniest grievance: a (very) few typos, and the feedback for additional interpreting on the finish of every bankruptcy might have been a bit fuller.

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Pp. 28–9), reports under 468/7 that after the Persian Wars Argos and its allies besieged Mycenae; Sparta because of the earthquake and the Messenian War could not help Mycenae; and the city was captured and destroyed (XI. 65). Strabo names Cleonae and Tegea as Argos’ allies on this occasion (377. VIII. vi. 19). After referring to the rule of the ‘slaves’ in Argos, Herodotus reports that the sons of those who died at Sepeia recovered control of Argos; the ‘slaves’ were driven out, and after a battle occupied Tiryns; after a period of balance they were incited by a seer from Phigalea, in Arcadia, to attack Argos, but after a long war Argos was victorious (VI.

23. ii). Herodotus (IX. 35. ii), echoed by Pausanias, gives in what should be chronological order a list of five Spartan victories: at Plataea, in 479; at Tegea, against Tegea and Argos; at Dipaea, against all the Arcadians except Mantinea; against the Messenians at ‘the Isthmus’; at Tanagra against Athens and Argos (cf. p. 44). Diodorus, after narrating the earthquake at Sparta and the Messenian War under 469/8 (cf. pp. 28–9), reports under 468/7 that after the Persian Wars Argos and its allies besieged Mycenae; Sparta because of the earthquake and the Messenian War could not help Mycenae; and the city was captured and destroyed (XI.

It is possibly in response to success at the Eurymedon in 469 that Cimon and his fellow generals were invited to judge the tragedians’ competition in the spring of 468 (Plut. Cim. 8. vii–ix). Into this period we have also to fit the reappearance of Pausanias and his occupation of Byzantium until he was dislodged by the Athenians (Thuc. I. 128. ii–131. g. Diodorus XI. 60. 470 (Just. Epit. IX. 1. iii: cf. p. 27). Just before and overlapping with the siege of Thasos, there was fighting involving Cimon against Persians and Thracians in the Chersonese, the tongue of land on the European side of the Hellespont (Plut.

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