Aimed at classics students and general readers, the book also provides an in-depth examination of the fraught relationship between Athens’ military commanders and its vaunted sovereign democracy.
Author: Debra Hamel
Publisher: JHU Press
A pivotal skirmish involving nearly three hundred Athenian and Spartan ships toward the end of the Peloponnesian War, the Battle of Arginusae was at the time the largest naval battle ever fought between warring Greeks. It was a crucial win for the Athenians, since losing the battle would have led to their total defeat by Sparta and, perhaps, the slaughter and enslavement of their entire population. Paradoxically, the win at Arginusae resulted in one of the worst disasters to befall the Athenians during the brutal twenty-seven-year war. Due to a combination of factors—incompetent leadership, the weariness of the sailors, a sudden storm—the commanders on the scene failed to rescue the crews of twenty-five Athenian ships that had been disabled during the battle. Thousands of men, many of them injured, were left clinging to the wreckage of their ships awaiting help that never came. When the Athenians back home heard what had happened, they deposed the eight generals who had been in command during the battle. Two of these leaders went into exile; the six who returned to Athens were tried and eventually executed. The Battle of Arginusae describes the violent battle and its horrible aftermath. Debra Hamel introduces readers to Athens and Sparta, the two thriving superpowers of the fifth century B.C. She provides a summary of the events that caused the long war and discusses the tactical intricacies of Greek naval warfare. Recreating the claustrophobic, unhygienic conditions in which the ships’ crews operated, Hamel unfolds the process that turned this naval victory into one of the most infamous chapters in the city-state’s history. Aimed at classics students and general readers, the book also provides an in-depth examination of the fraught relationship between Athens’ military commanders and its vaunted sovereign democracy. -- Lawrence A. Tritle, Loyola Marymount University, author of A New History of the Peloponnesian War
The Battle of Arginusae The new board of generals elected in March of 406
excluded both Thrasybulus and Theramenes as well as any other close
associates of Alcibiades . Its members were Conon , Diomedon , Leon , Pericles ,
Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
An overview of history in ancient Athens, beginning with the ill-fated Sicilian expedition of 413 B.C. and ends with the surrender of Athens to Sparta in 404 B.C.
Author: André Geraque KifferPublish On: 2019-11-22
The simulation, trying to test the hypothesis outlined, will be that unlike a forward single advance with a disadvantageous frontal shock to the Spartans, because they did not have a second line, will try to maneuver and approach both ...
Author: André Geraque Kiffer
Publisher: Clube de Autores (managed)
Category: Games & Activities
The simulation, trying to test the hypothesis outlined, will be that unlike a forward single advance with a disadvantageous frontal shock to the Spartans, because they did not have a second line, will try to maneuver and approach both Athenian flanks, pushing them towards the center and land ground.
Although Xenophon rather than Thucydides relates the battle of Arginusae , the
subject of slaves in the Athenian navy requires its discussion here . Arginusae is
often trotted out as the exception that proves the rule that slaves did not serve in ...
Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A controversial interpretation of Greek military history.
Paches, and Anytus were tried by a dikasterion;249 the cases of Alcibia- des and
of the Arginusae generals were tried— or meant to be tried— ... The eight
generals who had failed to rescue the shipwrecked after the battle at Arginusae (
Author: Martin Ostwald
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Analyzing the "democratic" features and institutions of the Athenian democracy in the fifth century B.C., Martin Ostwald traces their development from Solon's judicial reforms to the flowering of popular sovereignty, when the people assumed the right both to enact all legislation and to hold magistrates accountable for implementing what had been enacted.
BATTLE of AEgos PotAMos.-The Spartans, ignorant of the steps Athens had thus
taken to accelerate her own downfall, were greatly troubled by the defeat at Arginusae, and the death of Callicratidas. There was not a man that could relieve
In the Battle of Arginusae, however, an Athenian fleet commanded by eight
generals defeats a Spartan fleet under Callicratidas. Battle of Aegospotami and
siege of Athens. Athens surrenders, and the Second Peloponnesian War ends.
Author: Lee L. Brice
This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Author: LLC Books
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Naval battles involving Athens, Naval battles involving Cyprus, Naval battles involving Sparta, Naval battles of the Corinthian War, Naval battles of the Greco-Persian Wars, Naval battles of the Peloponnesian War, Battle of Salamis, Battle of Artemisium, Battle of the Eurymedon, Battle of Lade, Battle of Catana, Battle of Arginusae, Battle of Aegospotami, Battle of Tylliria, Battle of Alalia, Battle of Naupactus, Battle of Cynossema, Battle of Rhium, Battle of Cyzicus, Battle of Abydos, Battle of Sybota, Battle of Cnidus, Battle of Eretria, Battle of Syme, Battle of Cumae, Battle of Naxos. Excerpt: The Battle of Salamis (Greek: , Naumachia t?'s Salaminos) was fought between an Alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 BC in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens. It marked the high-point of the second Persian invasion of Greece which had begun in 480 BC. To block the Persian advance, a small force of Greeks blocked the pass of Thermopylae, while an Athenian-dominated Allied navy engaged the Persian fleet in the nearby straits of Artemisium. In the resulting Battle of Thermopylae, the rearguard of the Greek force was annihilated, whilst in the Battle of Artemisium the Greeks had heavy losses and retreated after the loss at Thermopylae. This allowed the Persians to conquer Boeotia and Attica. The Allies prepared to defend the Isthmus of Corinth whilst the fleet was withdrawn to nearby Salamis Island. Although heavily outnumbered, the Greek Allies were persuaded by the Athenian general Themistocles to bring the Persian fleet to battle again, in the hope that a victory would prevent naval operations against the Peloponessus. The Persian king Xerxes was also anxious for a decisive battle. As a result of subterfuge on the part of Themistocles, the...
( c ) The trial of the Arginusae Generals . ' AD . mod . 34 ' In the seventh year after
the overthrow of the Four Hundred , during the archonship of Callias of Angele ,
after the battle of Arginusae , the ten victorious generals were all condemned by
Execution of the generals after Arginusae . 257 office was now over ( July ) , a
new board was elected , and only Conon was continued in office . Of the eight 18
. Exe . engaged at Arginusae two did not go home , cution of the probably ...
Just the previous summer (406), an Athenian force of over 100 ships had won a
critical seabattle over a Spartan navy (largely built from Persian funding) off the
islands of Arginusae near Lesbos (Xen. Hell. 1.6.24–38). Inspirational though this
Author: Mark Griffith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Aristophanes is widely credited with having elevated the classical art of comedy to the level of legitimacy and recognition that only tragedy had hitherto achieved, and producing some of the most intriguing works of literature to survive from classical Greece in the process. Among them, Frogs has a unique appeal; written and performed in 405 BCE, the comedy won first prize in that year's Lenaea festival competition and was re-performed soon thereafter--a rare occurrence for comedies at the time. Frogs has been admired and quoted by readers and critics ever since, a testament to its timeless appeal; it remains among the most approachable of Aristophanes' plays, as well as perhaps the richest of all in insights it provides into ancient Greek cultural attitudes and values. Mark Griffith's study of the Frogs is the first single book to offer a reliable and sophisticated account of this play in light of modern notions of culture, performance, democracy, religion, and aesthetics. After placing the work in its original historical, cultural, and biographical context, Griffith goes on to underscore the originality of Frogs in relation to parallel developments in the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, among others. He highlights the play's unique portrayal of the figure of Dionysus, the Eleusinian mystery cult, and the question of life after death. This title provides not only a detailed analysis of the play and a concise account of its reception, but also a succinct introduction to ancient Greek comedy, exploring the extraordinary range of theatrical conventions, moral and aesthetic assumptions, and religious beliefs that underlie the action of Aristophanes' play. The book provides an invaluable companion to Aristophanes and the theater of classical Greece for students and general readers alike.
Originally published in 1946, this book uses a fictional autobiography to shed light on the nature of Athenian existence during the Peloponnesian War.
Author: O. F. Grazebrook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally published in 1946, this book uses the fictional autobiography of a character named 'Nicanor' to shed light on the nature of Athenian existence during the Peloponnesian War. The text has a broad focus, drawing attention to the everyday aspects of life in Athens, as well as major events and conflicts. As noted in the preface, 'Nicanor's life story is an attempt to picture life in the great days of a great war.' This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on Ancient Greek history and culture.
Aristophanes compares this to the granting of freedom to the slave sailors who
fought in the victorious battle of Arginusae. 800 I'm not sure what “misjudgment”
is intended. Is it the implied presumption of leaping from slave to freeman; or is it
A brand-new translation of the world's greatest satirist. With a signature style that is at once bawdy and delicate, as well as a fearless penchant for lampooning the rich and powerful, Aristophanes remains arguably the finest satirist of all time. Collected here are all 11 of his surviving plays-newly translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.
A. A. 2417–24191 : Hellenica , 1 , 6 , 26–34 ( a full account of the battle of Arginusae , including the drowning of Callicratidas ) ; 2 , 3 , 17-56 ( a detailed
account of the conflict in Athens between Theramenes and the other members of
the Thirty ...
5 As he was about to engage in the naval battle at Arginusae, Hermon the pilot
said that it would be well to sail away, for the ships of the Athenians were many
more in number; but Callicratidas said, “And what of that? To flee is a disgrace
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Well may the historian add, “How astonished would the Athenian Admiral
Phormion have been, if he could have witnessed the fleets and the order of battle
at Arginusae!” See Thuc. iv. 11. The Lacedaemonians, on the contrary, trusting to
Publisher: Delphi Classics
The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of the great historian Thucydides, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thucydides’ life and works * Features Benjamin Jowett’s scholarly translation and the original Greek text * Concise introduction to the text * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation – ideal for students of Classical Greek * Also includes Xenophon’s seven book continuation: HELLENICA, allowing you to finish reading Thucydides’ unfinished work * Features two bonus biographies – discover Thucydides’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: some EReader software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on EReader devices. CONTENTS: The Translations THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR XENOPHON’S HELLENICA The Greek Text PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO THUCYDIDES by Charles Forster Smith THUCYDIDES by T. W. Lumb
According to the ten portions of this papyrus the orator depicts the negligence of
a commander who fails to pick up or care for his wounded men following a
severe engagement, either the Battle of Arginusae (406 B.C.) or one very similar
Author: Jennifer Tolbert RobertsPublish On: 2011-10-23
Just a few years after the publication of Grote's volumes on Athens, Ludwig
Herbst in his 1855 monograph on the battle of Arginusae reiterated the traditional
view in the face of Grote's revisionism; the picture of Athenian government and ...
Author: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The Classical Athenians were the first to articulate and implement the notion that ordinary citizens of no particular affluence or education could make responsible political decisions. For this reason, reactions to Athenian democracy have long provided a prime Rorschach test for political thought. Whether praising Athens's government as the legitimizing ancestor of modern democracies or condemning it as mob rule, commentators throughout history have revealed much about their own notions of politics and society. In this book, Jennifer Roberts charts responses to Athenian democracy from Athens itself through the twentieth century, exploring a debate that touches upon historiography, ethics, political science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and educational theory.
Introduction In his narrative of the battle of Arginusae, Diodorus of Sicily stresses
the martial preparations preceding the actual engagement: the night before the
battle, the Athenian general Thrasyllus2 dreamed that he and six other Athenian
Author: Jonas Grethlein
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
The categories of classical narratology have been successfully applied to ancient texts in the last two decades, but in the meantime narratological theory has moved on. In accordance with these developments, Narratology and Interpretation draws out the subtler possibilities of narratological analysis for the interpretation of ancient texts. The articles make a contribution to the theory of narrative as well as to our understanding of ancient literature including epic, lyric, tragedy and historiography.