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Introduction

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The fifth century began with the Persian Wars when the Persians attacked Greece and Athens, first in 490 under Darius and then in 480/79 under his son Xerxes. It ended with the protracted war between ... More


Thucydides' Portrait of Pericles I: Prelude to War

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The historian Thucydides provides us with our only extensive portrait of Pericles by a contemporary. He portrays him as the principal leader of the Athenians at the outset of the war between the ... More


Foreign Policy II: The Peloponnesian War

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Peloponnesian War resulted in the loss of the Athenian empire and the loss of its revenues, and the democracy largely fell back on its own wealthy citizens and silver from the Laurium mines to ... More


The Fourth Century

Emily Mackil

in Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520272507
eISBN:
9780520953932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272507.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The development and refinement of the formal institutions of the koinon in the fourth century are the subjects of this chapter. The collision between the interests of koina and the ideology of ... More


The Racial State and Totalitarian Society: Plato as Philosopher-King, or The Third Reich as Second Sparta

Johann Chapoutot

in Greeks, Romans, Germans: How the Nazis Usurped Europe's Classical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520275720
eISBN:
9780520966154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275720.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the reading of Plato offered by Nazism and consequently by a large part of the German academy in the 1930s and 1940s, which understood Plato as the philosopher of dictatorship ... More


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