ESSAY- Explain how the delian league transformed into the Athenian empire- Plan- intro growing Athenian power in the delian league campaigns to Persia revolts Oath of Challis- combined military and legal system building program no conclusion- Initially there was much goodwill and support towards Athens as she offered hope of liberation from Persia to the cities of Ionia and protection for the islands. However this goodwill declined. After the defeat of Persia at the battle of Eurymedon River, the fear of Persia receded. This made Athens increasingly domineering policies appear imperialistic in intent. The Athenian ownership of the Delos treasury, suppression of revolts as well as the challis decree marks the transformation of the delian league into the Athenian empire.
ESSAY- Account for the victory of the Greeks from 480 to 479 The Greek victory in the Persian Wars from 480-479BC can be directed towards many reasons. In contrast to the Persian forces, factors such as unity, leadership, knowledge of the land, tactics and communication exemplify how the Athenians were superior in fighting, which consolidated their victory in the battles from 480 to 479BC. Unity Scholar Mullins beliefs that the Greek unity achieved was a factor in her victory over Persia. The congress of Corinth in 481BC was a vital step towards the promotion of Greek strength. Herodotus accounts of the Corinth assembly speak of Themistocles pursuit of unity.
A teacher of mine once asked me, “ Did the Romans conquer the Greeks, or did the Greeks conquer the Romans?” I had to stop and scratch my head because I didn’t know what to say . As I continued to think about which side to defend, I thought of how the Romans conquered the Greeks physically , but the greeks had a huge impact on the Roman way of life. The Romans were starting to expand from Italy and take over other parts of the Mediterranean . The Romans were fighting with the Carthaginians , some Greeks were afraid of the romans so they decided to help the Carthaginians to fight the romans . The romans won the battle against the Carthaginians and weren’t happy with the greeks for siding against them .
“How effectively did the Athenians maintain control over its allies?” Athens began to very effectively maintain control over its allies during the years of 478 – 445 BCE. The Athenians were able to effectively maintain control over its allies by its demonstrations of military, economic and political dominance, resulting in the transformation of the Delian league to the Athenian Empire. Military wise, the Athenians were able to control their allies extremely effectively through the expansion of their troops, to naval forces. Economically they were able to demonstrate their effect control over their allies by their development of coinage, therefore demonstrating their economic stability and growth as well as this, they effectively demonstrated
The ancient Greeks have profoundly impacted the western world and American culture through their architecture, forms of entertainment and stories. The Greeks set many examples that influenced modern people. These examples have become amazing aspects of American culture such as stadiums, sports, famous buildings and myths and heroes. Even though the ancient Greeks are so distant in time from modern society, America has not lost the wonders that the ancient Greeks left. The Theater at Delphi gave public performances of plays, poetry readings and musical events to spectators.
WHAP P.E.R.S.I.A.N. CHART Political: Pericles was the most popular Athenian leader. Under his leadership Athens became more sophisticated. Pericles even boasted that Athens was the “Education of Greece”. Population growth and economic development caused political and social strain but the Athens relived tensions by establishing a government based on democratic principles.
Odysseus had a very large impact on Ancient Greece for many reasons, some being the trojan horse, ability to solve important problems with great wisdom and knowledge, as well as being able to just inspire his fellow Greeks. Odysseus the king of Ithaca and son of Laertes was considered the most clever Greek hero and not surprisingly, he was protected by Athena, goddess of wisdom. Odysseus was able to find solutions for many important problems. This is problems like when Odysseus was sent on a huge journey rather known as the Odyssey written by the famous writer Homer. He also used his knowledge for great impacts like the fall of Troy.
Themistocles played an essential role in the Persian wars and was a key factor to Greek victory in these wars. He made this impact through his pre-war efforts, his leadership skills and his intelligence in tactics which is shown during the battle of Salamis. During his pre-war years, Themistocles came to the realisation that if Athens was to suceed in it's war efforts against Persia then it would need to greatly focus on the improval of it's naval force. Unsurprisingly, however, most Athenians disagreed with this idea as it would result in a weakened land military force and less money to the citizens of Athens. In order to persuade his fellow Athenians to support his idea of a strengthened naval force, Themistocles resorted to trickery.
Athens was in crisis. In order to resolve these problems they announced a new leader, Solon of Athens. He was a great Athenian statesman, lawyer and poet. Throughout his reign, he succeeded in political and economical reforms. Compared to other powerful leaders, Lycurgus of Sparta and Pericles of Athens, Solon was the mediator for Athens.
Tensions between the Peloponnesian League and the Delian League eventually led to the Peloponnesian war. Thucydides believed that Sparta was afraid of the growing power of Athens, which had essentially resulted in the creation of an Athenian empire. Sparta felt that Athens was meddling in their business, and Athens would not agree to avoid interference. After twenty-seven years of war, and the participation in one way or another of many of the city-states belonging to the two leagues, both Sparta and Athens were in ruins. Sparta claimed the victory, and the city-states continued their bickering and fighting.