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War in Two Theaters

Paul A. Rahe

in Sparta's First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242614
eISBN:
9780300249262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242614.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the outbreak of hostilities between Athens and Sparta. By this time, the Athenians knew that the helot rebellion would someday come to an end, that the Spartans would then find ... More


A Fragile Truce

Paul A. Rahe

in Sparta's First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242614
eISBN:
9780300249262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242614.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This concluding chapter discusses the agreement conducted between the Athenian diplomat Callias and the Spartans during the 440s. The resulting arrangement reflected an enduring balance of power. It ... More


A Tug of War

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/9780300242621.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reviews Thucydides's admiration for Themistocles above all other statesmen and Pericles, who he held in high esteem. It describes the strategic vision articulated by Pericles, ... More


A Loss of Strategic Focus

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/9780300242621.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with Pericles' death in the autumn of 429, which may have been caused by an unexpected plague. It describes Pericles' stature, intelligence, and justified reputation for ... More


An Opportunity Squandered

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/9780300242621.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reviews the alliance linking Athens with Argos, Mantineia, and Elis and their aim to destroy the foundations of Lacedaemon's power. It looks into the four cities' intention to break up ... More


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