The Battle of Arginusae

The Battle of Arginusae

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

ISBN: 9781421416823

Category: History

Page: 152

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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
Categories: History

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

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 ,
Erasinides ...

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801499844

Category: History

Page: 455

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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.
Categories: History

Slaves Warfare and Ideology in the Greek Historians

Slaves  Warfare  and Ideology in the Greek Historians

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

ISBN: 0521893909

Category: History

Page: 264

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A controversial interpretation of Greek military history.
Categories: History

Naval Battle Of The Arginusae Islands 406 Bc

Naval Battle Of The Arginusae Islands  406 Bc

The Battle of Arginusae simulated The maritime area of operations will be off the
Arginusae Islands, with light wind speed and calm sea. At the moment of the start
of the simulation, the fleets are about 1,800 meters from each other, with the ...

Author: André Geraque Kiffer

Publisher: Clube de Autores (managed)

ISBN: PKEY:CLDEAU46295

Category: Games & Activities

Page:

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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.
Categories: Games & Activities

The History of Greece from Its Commencement to the Close of the Independence of the Greek Nation

The History of Greece from Its Commencement to the Close of the Independence of the Greek Nation

After the battle of Arginusae , as well as after the battle of Cyzicus , the Spartans
made an attempt to obtain peace on the basis of the status quo ; the Athenians ,
however , on Cleophon's advice , once more declined the proposal . This is
stated ...

Author: Adolf Holm

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW2RJS

Category: Greece

Page:

View: 361

Categories: Greece

Greek Warfare From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Greek Warfare  From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Athens achieved its last significant victory in the war at the Battle of Arginusae in
406, but even that triumph was marred by the execution of several Athenian
generals for reportedly failing to recover and bury their dead. The following year,
the ...

Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690706

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 972

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
Categories: History

Ancient History

Ancient History

The Athenian generals brought up their galleys alongside of each other, and held
a council of war. It was decided to leave ... Of the eight generals who commanded
at Arginusae, six went home, dreaming, perhaps, of garlands and crowns ...

Author: Celestia Angenette Bloss

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081594214

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 445

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Categories: History, Ancient

A History of Greece

A History of Greece

131 recollection of the fierce displeasure of the people against the victorious
generals after the battle of Arginusae. And we may thus see, that though the
proceedings on that memorable occasion were stained both by illegality and by
violence, ...

Author: George Grote

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001100151948

Category:

Page:

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A History of Greece From the thirty years peace to the fall of the thirty at Athens 445 403 B C

A History of Greece  From the thirty years  peace to the fall of the thirty at Athens  445 403 B  C

The battle was hotly contested , but when Callicratidas , who commanded the
right , was hurled into the sea by the force of his impact on an enemy's ship and
drowned , and the left wing was defeated ... The Athenians returned to Arginusae
.

Author: Evelyn Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118195952

Category: Greece

Page:

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Categories: Greece

A History of Greece

A History of Greece

The battle was hotly contested , but when Callicratidas , who commanded the ...
The Athenians returned to Arginusae . ... The victory was complete , and at once
restored to Athens the control of the Aegean.3 Immediately after the battle , the ...

Author: Evelyn Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175009673248

Category: Greece

Page:

View: 848

Categories: Greece

A History of Greece from the thirty years peace to the fall of the thirty at Athens 445 403 B C 1900

A History of Greece  from the thirty years  peace to the fall of the thirty at Athens  445 403 B  C  1900

The battle was hotly contested , but when Callicratidas , who commanded the
right , was hurled into the sea by the force of his impact on an enemy's ship and
drowned , and the left wing was defeated ... The Athenians returned to Arginusae
.

Author: Evelyn Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89096204847

Category: Greece

Page:

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Categories: Greece

The Frogs

The Frogs

IN the month of September B . C . 406 , the Athenian fleet defeated Callicratidas
in the battle of Arginusae ; the greatest naval engagement in the entire course of
the Peloponnesian war . In the following month the generals who had taken part
 ...

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019131641

Category: Dionysus (Greek deity)

Page:

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Categories: Dionysus (Greek deity)

The Frogs with intr and notes by W W Merry

The Frogs  with intr  and notes by W W  Merry

In the month of September B . C . 406 , the Athenian fleet under Callicratidas won
the battle of Arginusae ; the greatest naval engagement in the entire course of the
Peloponnesian war . In the following month the generals who had taken part ...

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590030122

Category:

Page:

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The Hellenica of Xenophon books I and II

The Hellenica of Xenophon  books I and II

( c ) The trial of the Arginusae Generals . ' A0 . ol . 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
a ...

Author: Xenophon

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112082668630

Category:

Page: 168

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A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great

... Battle of Arginusae . 399 maintain the blockade of Mitylene , and at the same
time to meet the enemy in battle . ... Next day the battle took place Battle of off the
Arginūsae , a cluster of small islands which Arginusae . lie south from Lesbos .

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049343648

Category: Greece

Page: 560

View: 953

Categories: Greece

A History of Greece

A History of Greece

... Battle of Arginusae . 399 Battle of maintain the blockade of Mitylene , and at the
same time to meet the enemy in battle . ... Next day the battle took place off the
Arginūsae , a cluster of small islands which Arginusae . lie south from Lesbos .

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175000535370

Category: Greece

Page: 560

View: 902

Categories: Greece

ANCIENT STATES AND EMPIRES FOR COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

ANCIENT STATES AND EMPIRES FOR COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

five, a severe loss to Greece, since, if Callicratidas had gained the victory, he
would, according to Grote, have closed the Peloponnesian war, and united the
Greeks once more against Persia. The battle of Arginusae now gave the
Athenians ...

Author: JOHN LORD LL. D.

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:acb1972:0001.001

Category:

Page:

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A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Macedonian Conquest

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Macedonian Conquest

... Battle of Arginusae . 399 maintain the blockade of Mitylene , and at the same
time to meet the enemy in battle . ... Next day the battle took place Battle of off the
Arginūsae , a cluster of small islands which Arginusae . lie south from Lesbos .

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2S6K

Category: Greece

Page: 535

View: 513

Categories: Greece

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great

... Battle of Arginusae . 399 maintain the blockade of Mitylene , and at the same
time to meet the enemy in battle . ... Next day the battle took place Battle of off the
Arginūsae , a cluster of small islands which Arginusae . lie south from Lesbos .

Author: Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNLCWY

Category: Greece

Page: 560

View: 715

Categories: Greece