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Sparta, Brasidas, and the Liberation of Hellas

Mary P. Nichols

in Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Thucydides's account of Brasidas, Sparta's greatest military hero, who spearheads the liberation of subjected cities from Athens in the name of his city, Hellas. It begins by ... More


Mutual Exhaustion

Paul A. Rahe

in Sparta's Second Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 446-418 B.C.

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300242621
eISBN:
9780300255751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242621.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter recounts the expedition conducted by Brasidas, son of Tellis, who made good with his promise of the Lacedaemonians' slogan “the freedom of the Greeks.” It talks about how the majority of ... More


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