The Battle of Arginusae

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.

Author: Debra Hamel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421416823

Category: History

Page: 152

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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
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Naval Battle Of The Arginusae Islands 406 Bc

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 ...

Author: André Geraque Kiffer

Publisher: Clube de Autores (managed)

ISBN: PKEY:CLDEAU46295

Category: Games & Activities

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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.
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The Fall of the Athenian Empire

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 ...

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801499844

Category: History

Page: 455

View: 365

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.
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Slaves Warfare and Ideology in the Greek Historians

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 ...

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521893909

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 133

A controversial interpretation of Greek military history.
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From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law

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.

Author: Martin Ostwald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520909682

Category: History

Page: 500

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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.
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Ancient History

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
 ...

Author: Celestia Angenette Bloss

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081594214

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 445

View: 787

Categories: History, Ancient

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

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.

Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690706

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 561

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
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A History of Greece

A History of Greece

131 recollection of the fierce displeasure of the people against the victorious
generals after the battle of Arginusae. And we may thus see, that though the
proceedings on that memorable occasion were stained both by illegality and by
violence, ...

Author: George Grote

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001100151948

Category:

Page:

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History of Greece

History of Greece

131 recollection of the fierce displeasure of the people against the victorious
generals after the battle of Arginusae. And we may thus see, that though the
proceedings on that memorable occasion were stained both by illegality and by
violence, ...

Author: George Grote

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89096197538

Category: Greece

Page:

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The Frogs

The Frogs

In the month of September B . C . 406 , the Athenian fleet under Callicratidas won
the battle of Arginusae ; the greatest naval engagement in the entire course of the
Peloponnesian war . In the following month the generals who had taken part ...

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008155254

Category:

Page: 139

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The Frogs with intr and notes by W W Merry

The Frogs  with intr  and notes by W W  Merry

In the month of September B . C . 406 , the Athenian fleet under Callicratidas won
the battle of Arginusae ; the greatest naval engagement in the entire course of the
Peloponnesian war . In the following month the generals who had taken part ...

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590030122

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Page:

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A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Macedonian Conquest

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Macedonian Conquest

... Battle of Arginusae . 399 maintain the blockade of Mitylene , and at the same
time to meet the enemy in battle . ... Next day the battle took place Battle of off the
Arginūsae , a cluster of small islands which Arginusae . lie south from Lesbos .

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2S6K

Category: Greece

Page: 535

View: 203

Categories: Greece

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great

... Battle of Arginusae . 399 maintain the blockade of Mitylene , and at the same
time to meet the enemy in battle . ... Next day the battle took place Battle of off the
Arginūsae , a cluster of small islands which Arginusae . lie south from Lesbos .

Author: Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNLCWY

Category: Greece

Page: 560

View: 523

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The Hellenica of Xenophon books I and II

The Hellenica of Xenophon  books I  and II

At this point the history of Thucydides ends , and the work of Xenophon begins .
First at Cyzicus , in 410 , and then at Arginusae , in 406 , the Athenians , at critical
moments , prove their naval supremacy over the Spartans . After the latter battle ...

Author: Xenophon

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN3L69

Category: Greece

Page: 216

View: 796

Categories: Greece

The Hellenica of Xenophon

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 ...

Author: Xenophon

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Greece

Page: 176

View: 341

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Plato s Apology and Crito with Notes

Plato s Apology and Crito  with Notes

Sometimes they were all in the field together, as in the battle of Marathon and the
case before us — the battle at Arginusae. More frequently, however, only three
were sent out to carry on the war, while the others took charge of the war ...

Author: Plato

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102855780

Category: Greek language

Page: 180

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Categories: Greek language

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Destruction of Corinth B C 146 Mainly Based Upon that of Connop Thirlwall D D

A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Destruction of Corinth  B C  146  Mainly Based Upon that of Connop Thirlwall  D D

A violent storm , which occurred immediately after the battle of Arginusae , had
rendered it impossible to collect the wrecks , the shipwrecked , and the corpses of
the dead , although the generals had given orders that it should be done .

Author: Leonhard Schmitz

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNR:CR100818931

Category:

Page: 638

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A history of Greece from the earliest times to the destruction of Corinth B C 146 based upon that of C Tirlwall

A history of Greece  from the earliest times to the destruction of Corinth  B C  146  based upon that of C  Tirlwall

A violent storm , which occurred immediately after the battle of Arginusae , had
rendered it impossible to collect the wrecks , the shipwrecked , and the corpses of
the dead , although the generals had given orders that it should be done .

Author: Leonhard Schmitz

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600024364

Category:

Page:

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A Short History of the Greeks from the Earliest Times to B C 146

A Short History of the Greeks from the Earliest Times to B C  146

Execution of the generals after Arginusae . 257 office was now over ( July ) , a
new board was elected , and only Conon was continued in office . Of the eight 18
. Exe . engaged at Arginusae two did not go home , cution of the probably ...

Author: Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Greece

Page: 388

View: 214

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Aristophanes Frogs

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
 ...

Author: Mark Griffith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199339495

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: History