The golden age of athenian culture is usually dated from 449 to 431 bc, the years of relative peace between the persian and peloponnesian wars after the second persian invasion of greece in 479, athens and its allies throughout the aegean formed the delian league, a military alliance focused on the persian threat. Thucydides' history is one of the most important sources on the peloponnesian league, the alliance that facilitated sparta's development into a leading power in the greek world as he traces the course of the archidamian war to the aftermath of the peace of nicias through the first five books of his history, thucydides. Ancient history sourcebook: 11th brittanica: delian league delian league, or confederacy of delos- the name given to a confederation of greek states under the leadership of athens, with its headquarters at delos, founded in 478 bc shortly after the final repulse of the expedition of the persians under xerxes i. Pentekontaetia, in essays on the greek historians and greek history ( manchester 1969: 'westlake') 39-60 thucydides on the purpose of the delian league, phoenix 31 (1977: 'rawlings') 1-8 and e badian antithesis, and the ancient historian (columbus [ohio] 1990: 'badian ') 46-91, 165-81]) badian. 1 thucydides history of the peloponnesian war to develop an empire the peloponnesian and delian leagues themselves generated security issues for the greek city-states the highly unstable situation in greece after the persian wars sparta did try to subtly limit athens' expansion as early as 479 bc by trying to.
The unit ensures that all students are supported during their education of ancient greece as different learning styles are supported and of the delian league analysis – peer assessment class dialogue about death and funerary customs sources, informally assesses student historical skills collection and review of. The 'delian league' or the athenian empire was created relatively peacefully but, nonetheless, it later started to dissolve violently it managed to initially do so because the greco-persian wars or simply the persian wars were a turning point in ancient greek history they brought athens to eminence in. The peloponnesian war ( 431 - 404 bc ) the war fought between the two leading city-states in ancient greece, athens and sparta description: the peloponnesian war (431-404 bc) took place between the athenian empire and peloponnesian league lead by the spartans the peloponnesian league was a coalition of.
Explore the formation, history, and significance of the delian league of ancient greece and test your understanding about the wars, culture, and. However, the more immediate reason for the war was athenian control of the delian league, the vast naval alliance that allowed it to dominate the mediterranean sea by 454 bc, when the league's treasury was transferred to athens, the alliance had become an empire in all but name over the next two decades it began. Lacedaemonian alliance (the 'peloponnesian league'), perhaps with a few hangers-on 2 it is time to re-examine the be 'a critical history of the ancient greeks', we find the statement: 'the hellenic league, the first union of greeks gree derived from his interpretation of the events variations in details evident in the later. For all queensland schools 2014 senior external examination ancient history wednesday 12 november 2014 paper two — historical sources book 1 pm to 3 :40 pm the few') dillon, m and garland, l 2010, ancient greece, p 6 turning to pericles' policy towards the members of the delian league, we find that he.
The flurry of development and expansion of the archaic era was followed by the period of maturity we came to know as “classical greece” as a major superpower that led a host of other greek city-states (some willing, some unwilling, and some reluctant) in a defensive alliance, the delian league, against the persians. Unit ah1: greek history from original (a) what do these passages tell us about what happened in the law courts in classical athens  delian league in your answer, you should: • outline what the sources tell us about rebellions within the delian league • explain the methods used by athens to deal with revolt. The delian league (or athenian league) was an alliance of greek city-states led by athens and formed in 478 bce to liberate eastern greek cities from persian rule and as a defence to possible revenge attacks from persia following the greek victories at marathon, salamis, and plataea in the early 5th. Professor kagan's history-lite books are great reads for those interested in greek studies and not willing to assault the translated classical works or incapable of reading ancient greek the peloponnesian war is less a work of historical analysis than an aggregation of information concerning the total duration of the war.
More than 2500 years later, thucydides' history still stands among the foundational texts in the classical canon due to its enduring analytical the member states of the delian league were predominately those most exposed to persian attack, located in northern greece, ionia and the islands of the. Ancient history atar year 12 unit 3 – elective 2: athens 481–440 bc unit 4 – elective 2: athens, sparta and the peloponnesian war 440–404 bc the hellenic league was a defensive alliance of 31 greek states against the common foe, persia, which was formed in 481 bc • the hellenic.
The civilization of ancient greece emerged into the light of world history in the 8th century bc the most famous of these alliances were the delian league and the peloponesian league, led by athens and sparta respectively some taught that all the meaning there is in the universe resides in the words we use. A history of athens' creation of a mighty empire from what was meant to be a self- defence league of equals (nato while we tend to think of greece as the most important nation of the ancient world before rome, it was in fact a haphazard collection of autonomous city states, which, even when their forces were combined,.
Rather, athens would focus its military efforts on containing spartan power in greece and preventing the delian league from disintegrating through revolts of allies when neither sparta nor athens was able to achieve a clear-cut dominance in greece in the battles that followed in the early 440s, pericles in 445 engineered. Systematic empirical analysis of the democratic transition in ancient greece can now be undertaken these tyrants appeared at an unusually propitious time in greek history by the start of delian league membership) “unusual” – that is, despite having archaic period tyrannies, they would have been. There are also illustrations of key figures like cleisthenes (perhaps the true father of democracy) and powerful moments in ancient greek history like the great plague of athens audio streaming examine thucydides' analysis of the early years of the delian league and the growth of athenian imperialism initially. However, demokratia did not mean that athens approached her relationships with other greek city-states with anything approaching egalitarianism to protect far-flung greek territories from persian interference, athens organized a confederacy of allies that it called the delian league in 478 bc athens was clearly in.