The Athenian Empire And Periclean Democracy Summary

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Classics 36B/History 36B The Athenian Empire and Periclean Democracy Lecture Outline Part One: Athenian Empire I. Sparta was the recognized leader during the Persian Wars but did not maintain that leadership. Reasons: -not a sea power -too conservative -Helot threat II. Athens provided 2/3 of fleet during Persian Wars. Could exploit this and gain leadership of Greece. III. Delian League 1. 478/7 voluntary confederacy formed. Purpose: to protect and to seek vengeance. 2. member states supplied cash and ships; meetings were held on the island of Delos. Treasury kept there as well. 3. early operations of League: -Reasons for
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