The Battle of Arginusae

Aimed at classics students and general readers, the book also provides an in-depth examination of the fraught relationship between Athens’ military commanders and its vaunted sovereign democracy.

The Battle of Arginusae

Author: Debra Hamel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421416824

Page: 152

View: 783

A pivotal skirmish involving nearly three hundred Athenian and Spartan ships toward the end of the Peloponnesian War, the Battle of Arginusae was at the time the largest naval battle ever fought between warring Greeks. It was a crucial win for the Athenians, since losing the battle would have led to their total defeat by Sparta and, perhaps, the slaughter and enslavement of their entire population. Paradoxically, the win at Arginusae resulted in one of the worst disasters to befall the Athenians during the brutal twenty-seven-year war. Due to a combination of factors—incompetent leadership, the weariness of the sailors, a sudden storm—the commanders on the scene failed to rescue the crews of twenty-five Athenian ships that had been disabled during the battle. Thousands of men, many of them injured, were left clinging to the wreckage of their ships awaiting help that never came. When the Athenians back home heard what had happened, they deposed the eight generals who had been in command during the battle. Two of these leaders went into exile; the six who returned to Athens were tried and eventually executed. The Battle of Arginusae describes the violent battle and its horrible aftermath. Debra Hamel introduces readers to Athens and Sparta, the two thriving superpowers of the fifth century B.C. She provides a summary of the events that caused the long war and discusses the tactical intricacies of Greek naval warfare. Recreating the claustrophobic, unhygienic conditions in which the ships’ crews operated, Hamel unfolds the process that turned this naval victory into one of the most infamous chapters in the city-state’s history. Aimed at classics students and general readers, the book also provides an in-depth examination of the fraught relationship between Athens’ military commanders and its vaunted sovereign democracy. -- Lawrence A. Tritle, Loyola Marymount University, author of A New History of the Peloponnesian War

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

The Battle of Arginusae The new board of generals elected in March of 406
excluded both Thrasybulus and Theramenes as well as any other close
associates of Alcibiades . Its members were Conon , Diomedon , Leon , Pericles ,
Erasinides ...

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801499845

Page: 455

View: 491

An overview of history in ancient Athens, beginning with the ill-fated Sicilian expedition of 413 B.C. and ends with the surrender of Athens to Sparta in 404 B.C.

Naval Battle Of The Arginusae Islands 406 Bc

The simulation, trying to test the hypothesis outlined, will be that unlike a forward single advance with a disadvantageous frontal shock to the Spartans, because they did not have a second line, will try to maneuver and approach both ...

Naval Battle Of The Arginusae Islands  406 Bc

Author: André Geraque Kiffer

Publisher: Clube de Autores (managed)

ISBN:

Page:

View: 294

The simulation, trying to test the hypothesis outlined, will be that unlike a forward single advance with a disadvantageous frontal shock to the Spartans, because they did not have a second line, will try to maneuver and approach both Athenian flanks, pushing them towards the center and land ground.

Slaves Warfare and Ideology in the Greek Historians

Although Xenophon rather than Thucydides relates the battle of Arginusae , the
subject of slaves in the Athenian navy requires its discussion here . Arginusae is
often trotted out as the exception that proves the rule that slaves did not serve in ...

Slaves  Warfare  and Ideology in the Greek Historians

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893909

Page: 264

View: 907

A controversial interpretation of Greek military history.

From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law

Paches, and Anytus were tried by a dikasterion;249 the cases of Alcibia- des and
of the Arginusae generals were tried— or meant to be tried— ... The eight
generals who had failed to rescue the shipwrecked after the battle at Arginusae (
Xen.

From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law

Author: Martin Ostwald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520909687

Page: 500

View: 905

Analyzing the "democratic" features and institutions of the Athenian democracy in the fifth century B.C., Martin Ostwald traces their development from Solon's judicial reforms to the flowering of popular sovereignty, when the people assumed the right both to enact all legislation and to hold magistrates accountable for implementing what had been enacted.

Ancient History

BATTLE of AEgos PotAMos.-The Spartans, ignorant of the steps Athens had thus
taken to accelerate her own downfall, were greatly troubled by the defeat at
Arginusae, and the death of Callicratidas. There was not a man that could relieve
 ...

Ancient History

Author: Celestia Angenette Bloss

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 445

View: 560

Greek Warfare From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

In the Battle of Arginusae, however, an Athenian fleet commanded by eight
generals defeats a Spartan fleet under Callicratidas. Battle of Aegospotami and
siege of Athens. Athens surrenders, and the Second Peloponnesian War ends.

Greek Warfare  From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690702

Page: 308

View: 497

This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life

The Hellenica of Xenophon

( c ) The trial of the Arginusae Generals . ' AD . mod . 34 ' In the seventh year after
the overthrow of the Four Hundred , during the archonship of Callias of Angele ,
after the battle of Arginusae , the ten victorious generals were all condemned by
a ...

The Hellenica of Xenophon

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 709

Aristophanes Frogs

Just the previous summer (406), an Athenian force of over 100 ships had won a
critical seabattle over a Spartan navy (largely built from Persian funding) off the
islands of Arginusae near Lesbos (Xen. Hell. 1.6.24–38). Inspirational though this
 ...

Aristophanes  Frogs

Author: Mark Griffith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933949X

Page: 320

View: 182

Aristophanes is widely credited with having elevated the classical art of comedy to the level of legitimacy and recognition that only tragedy had hitherto achieved, and producing some of the most intriguing works of literature to survive from classical Greece in the process. Among them, Frogs has a unique appeal; written and performed in 405 BCE, the comedy won first prize in that year's Lenaea festival competition and was re-performed soon thereafter--a rare occurrence for comedies at the time. Frogs has been admired and quoted by readers and critics ever since, a testament to its timeless appeal; it remains among the most approachable of Aristophanes' plays, as well as perhaps the richest of all in insights it provides into ancient Greek cultural attitudes and values. Mark Griffith's study of the Frogs is the first single book to offer a reliable and sophisticated account of this play in light of modern notions of culture, performance, democracy, religion, and aesthetics. After placing the work in its original historical, cultural, and biographical context, Griffith goes on to underscore the originality of Frogs in relation to parallel developments in the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides, among others. He highlights the play's unique portrayal of the figure of Dionysus, the Eleusinian mystery cult, and the question of life after death. This title provides not only a detailed analysis of the play and a concise account of its reception, but also a succinct introduction to ancient Greek comedy, exploring the extraordinary range of theatrical conventions, moral and aesthetic assumptions, and religious beliefs that underlie the action of Aristophanes' play. The book provides an invaluable companion to Aristophanes and the theater of classical Greece for students and general readers alike.

Aristophanes The Complete Plays

Aristophanes compares this to the granting of freedom to the slave sailors who
fought in the victorious battle of Arginusae. 800 I'm not sure what “misjudgment”
is intended. Is it the implied presumption of leaping from slave to freeman; or is it
 ...

Aristophanes  The Complete Plays

Author:

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440623837

Page: 736

View: 261

A brand-new translation of the world's greatest satirist. With a signature style that is at once bawdy and delicate, as well as a fearless penchant for lampooning the rich and powerful, Aristophanes remains arguably the finest satirist of all time. Collected here are all 11 of his surviving plays-newly translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

A. A. 2417–24191 : Hellenica , 1 , 6 , 26–34 ( a full account of the battle of
Arginusae , including the drowning of Callicratidas ) ; 2 , 3 , 17-56 ( a detailed
account of the conflict in Athens between Theramenes and the other members of
the Thirty ...

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

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Naval Battles of Ancient Greece

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Naval Battles of Ancient Greece

Author: LLC Books

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781157116653

Page: 24

View: 118

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Naval battles involving Athens, Naval battles involving Cyprus, Naval battles involving Sparta, Naval battles of the Corinthian War, Naval battles of the Greco-Persian Wars, Naval battles of the Peloponnesian War, Battle of Salamis, Battle of Artemisium, Battle of the Eurymedon, Battle of Lade, Battle of Catana, Battle of Arginusae, Battle of Aegospotami, Battle of Tylliria, Battle of Alalia, Battle of Naupactus, Battle of Cynossema, Battle of Rhium, Battle of Cyzicus, Battle of Abydos, Battle of Sybota, Battle of Cnidus, Battle of Eretria, Battle of Syme, Battle of Cumae, Battle of Naxos. Excerpt: The Battle of Salamis (Greek: , Naumachia t?'s Salaminos) was fought between an Alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in September 480 BC in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens. It marked the high-point of the second Persian invasion of Greece which had begun in 480 BC. To block the Persian advance, a small force of Greeks blocked the pass of Thermopylae, while an Athenian-dominated Allied navy engaged the Persian fleet in the nearby straits of Artemisium. In the resulting Battle of Thermopylae, the rearguard of the Greek force was annihilated, whilst in the Battle of Artemisium the Greeks had heavy losses and retreated after the loss at Thermopylae. This allowed the Persians to conquer Boeotia and Attica. The Allies prepared to defend the Isthmus of Corinth whilst the fleet was withdrawn to nearby Salamis Island. Although heavily outnumbered, the Greek Allies were persuaded by the Athenian general Themistocles to bring the Persian fleet to battle again, in the hope that a victory would prevent naval operations against the Peloponessus. The Persian king Xerxes was also anxious for a decisive battle. As a result of subterfuge on the part of Themistocles, the...

Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch Illustrated

5 As he was about to engage in the naval battle at Arginusae, Hermon the pilot
said that it would be well to sail away, for the ships of the Athenians were many
more in number; but Callicratidas said, “And what of that? To flee is a disgrace
and ...

Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch  Illustrated

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496626

Page: 3491

View: 963

Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Delphi Complete Works of Thucydides Illustrated

Well may the historian add, “How astonished would the Athenian Admiral
Phormion have been, if he could have witnessed the fleets and the order of battle
at Arginusae!” See Thuc. iv. 11. The Lacedaemonians, on the contrary, trusting to
their ...

Delphi Complete Works of Thucydides  Illustrated

Author: Thucydides

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496766

Page: 3491

View: 379

The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of the great historian Thucydides, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thucydides’ life and works * Features Benjamin Jowett’s scholarly translation and the original Greek text * Concise introduction to the text * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation – ideal for students of Classical Greek * Also includes Xenophon’s seven book continuation: HELLENICA, allowing you to finish reading Thucydides’ unfinished work * Features two bonus biographies – discover Thucydides’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: some EReader software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on EReader devices. CONTENTS: The Translations THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR XENOPHON’S HELLENICA The Greek Text PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO THUCYDIDES by Charles Forster Smith THUCYDIDES by T. W. Lumb

The Art of Rhetoric in Alexandria

According to the ten portions of this papyrus the orator depicts the negligence of
a commander who fails to pick up or care for his wounded men following a
severe engagement, either the Battle of Arginusae (406 B.C.) or one very similar
to it.

The Art of Rhetoric in Alexandria

Author: R.W. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401017050

Page: 184

View: 104

Athens on Trial

Just a few years after the publication of Grote's volumes on Athens, Ludwig
Herbst in his 1855 monograph on the battle of Arginusae reiterated the traditional
view in the face of Grote's revisionism; the picture of Athenian government and ...

Athens on Trial

Author: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400821320

Page: 426

View: 291

The Classical Athenians were the first to articulate and implement the notion that ordinary citizens of no particular affluence or education could make responsible political decisions. For this reason, reactions to Athenian democracy have long provided a prime Rorschach test for political thought. Whether praising Athens's government as the legitimizing ancestor of modern democracies or condemning it as mob rule, commentators throughout history have revealed much about their own notions of politics and society. In this book, Jennifer Roberts charts responses to Athenian democracy from Athens itself through the twentieth century, exploring a debate that touches upon historiography, ethics, political science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and educational theory.

Narratology and Interpretation

Introduction In his narrative of the battle of Arginusae, Diodorus of Sicily stresses
the martial preparations preceding the actual engagement: the night before the
battle, the Athenian general Thrasyllus2 dreamed that he and six other Athenian
 ...

Narratology and Interpretation

Author: Jonas Grethlein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110214520

Page: 630

View: 412

The categories of classical narratology have been successfully applied to ancient texts in the last two decades, but in the meantime narratological theory has moved on. In accordance with these developments, Narratology and Interpretation draws out the subtler possibilities of narratological analysis for the interpretation of ancient texts. The articles make a contribution to the theory of narrative as well as to our understanding of ancient literature including epic, lyric, tragedy and historiography.

Greek Political Theory Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 18

... the Committee of Council which was presiding in the Assembly on the day on
which nine of the Athenian generals were condemned in a body, by a single vote,
for their failure to rescue drowning sailors at the naval battle of Arginusae (405).

Greek Political Theory  Routledge Library Editions  Political Science Volume 18

Author: Sir Ernest Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026866

Page: 492

View: 673

Much has been written about the interpretation of Plato in the last thirty years. Once interpreted as a revolutionary of the left, and a prophet of Socialism, he has lately been interpreted as a revolutionary of the Right and a forerunner of Fascism. In this book Plato appears as himself – a revolutionary indeed, and even an authoritarian, but a revolutionary of the pure idea of the Good, and an authoritarian of the pure reason, unattached either to the Right or the Left.