Battle of Arginusae

Two fled into exile, while the other six were tried and executed. In The Battle of Arginusae, historian Debra Hamel describes the violent battle and its horrible aftermath.

Battle of Arginusae

Author: Debra Hamel

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 1421416824

Page: 192

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An Athenian triumph against Sparta end in disaster and infamy in this naval history of Ancient Greece in the 5th century B.C. Toward the end of the Peloponnesian War, nearly three hundred Athenian and Spartan ships fought a pivotal skirmish in the Arginusae Islands. Larger than any previous naval battle between warring Greeks, the Battle of Arginusae was a crucial win for Athens. Its aftermath, however, was a major disaster for its people. Due to numerous factors, the Athenian commanders abandoned the crews of twenty-five disabled ships. Thousands of soldiers were left clinging to wreckage and awaiting help that never came. When the failure was discovered back home, the eight generals in charge were deposed. Two fled into exile, while the other six were tried and executed. In The Battle of Arginusae, historian Debra Hamel describes the violent battle and its horrible aftermath. 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.

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



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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.

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 ...

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801499845

Page: 455

View: 667

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.

From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law

... 249 the cases of Alcibiades and of the Arginusae generals were tried - or ... 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: 104

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.

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World

For the model see D Hamel, The Battle of Arginusae: Victory at Sea and its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War (Baltimore, 2015), ...

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World

Author: Owen Rees

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1473889847

Page: 248

View: 593

Naval warfare is the unsung hero of ancient Greek military history, often overshadowed by the more glorified land battles. Owen Rees looks to redress the balance, giving naval battles their due attention. This book presents a selection of thirteen naval battles that span a defining century in ancient Greek history, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians.Each battle is set in context. The background, wider military campaigns, and the opposing forces are discussed, followed by a narrative and analysis of the fighting. Finally, the aftermath of the battles are dealt with, looking at the strategic implications of the outcome for both the victor and the defeated. The battle narratives are supported by maps and tactical diagrams, showing the deployment of the fleets and the wider geographical factors involved in battle. Written in an accessible tone, this book successfully shows that Greek naval warfare did not start and end at the battle of Salamis.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece

He was trierarch at the battle of Arginusae in 406 BC . Under the Thirty Tyrants he was banished and went to Thebes , where he organized a democratic ...

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece

Author: Lesley Adkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195124910

Page: 472

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From the beginning of the Minoan civilization to the fall of the Greek states to the Romans by 30 B.C., this handy reference provides comprehensive access to over three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology. 179 halftones and linecuts.

The School of History

Between the southeastern tip of Lesbos and the Arginusae islands along the ... THE TRIAL OF THE GENERALS The battle of Arginusae has been made famous by the ...

The School of History

Author: Mark H. Munn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520236858

Page: 525

View: 604

"This is perhaps the fullest and most detailed cultural and intellectual history of the Athenian democracy that I have seen, dense with profound, comprehensive, and original insights. It is not an uncritical hymn of praise but an informative, intelligent, and well-balanced critical account, readable and accessible to both professional scholars and interested laypersons."—Martin Ostwald, author ofFrom Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law

The Seer in Ancient Greece

But the seers on each side play an important supporting role in his account of the battle of Arginusae, which was fought between the Athenian and ...

The Seer in Ancient Greece

Author: Michael Flower

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520259939

Page: 305

View: 749

"The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit possession. Unlike the palm readers and mediums who exist on the fringe of modern society, many seers were highly paid, well respected, educated members of the elite who played an essential role in the conduct of daily life, political decisions, and military campaigns. Armies, for example, never went anywhere without one. This engaging book, the only comprehensive study of this fascinating figure, enters into the socioreligious world of ancient Greece to explore what seers did, why they were so widely employed, and how their craft served as a viable and useful social practice." -- Publisher's description.

New History of the Peloponnesian War

At Arginusae, the Athenians had won even when using inexperienced crews ... the battle of Cyzicus, but under the circumstances, they were more generous.

New History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467284

Page: 1837

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A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers." All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks.

Battle at Sea

THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAE In 406 BCE Sparta and its Peloponnesian allies assembled a large fleet of triremes. Under the command of the Spartan navarch ...

Battle at Sea

Author: R.G. Grant

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140533505X

Page: 360

View: 839

A visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, explore every aspect of the story of naval warfare on, under and above the sea. Visit every major naval conflict in time through detailed vital statistics of the combatants and outcomes. Examine the changing face of life aboard a vessel, from punishment and discipline to food and recreation. Take a look at crews and their roles through the ages exploring hierarchies and organisation. Packed with photographs, maps, 3D battle plans and eyewitness accounts this is the ultimate guide to the evolution of naval conflict.

The Treasurers of Athena

It is , however , manifestly an error when the scholiast on Aristophanes ' Frogs , 33 , dates the battle of Arginusae itself in Antigenes ' year .

The Treasurers of Athena

Author: William Scott Ferguson



Page: 198

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Presents the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida, one of the Environmental Research Laboratories of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Explains that the AOML conducts research in oceanography, tropical meteorology, atmospheric and oceanic chemistry, and acoustics.

Topography and Deep Structure in Plato

A year later (405 BCE) at the battle of Aigospotami, Athens's navy suffers a ... sense can be made of Socrates's assertion that by winning at Arginusae, ...

Topography and Deep Structure in Plato

Author: Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438462719

Page: 304

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A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues. In this book, Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran examines the use of place in Plato’s dialogues. Corcoran argues that spatial representations, such as walls, caves, and roads, as well as the creation of eternal patterns and chaotic images in the particular spaces, times, characterizations, and actions of the dialogues, provide clues to Plato’s philosophic project. Throughout the dialogues, the Good serves as an overarching ordering principle for the construction of place and the proper limit of spaces, whether they be here in the world, deep in the underworld, or in the nonspatial ideal realm of the Forms. The Good, since it escapes the limits of space and time, equips Plato with a powerful mythopoetic tool to create settings, frames, and arguments that superimpose different dimensions of reality, allowing worlds to overlap that would otherwise be incommensurable. The Good also serves as a powerful ethical tool for evaluating the order of different spaces. Corcoran explores how Plato uses wrestling and war as metaphors for the mixing of the nonspatial, eternal forms in the world and history, and how he uses spatial images throughout the dialogues to critique Athens’s tragic overreach in the Peloponnesian War. Far from merely an incidental backdrop in the dialogues, place etches the tragic intersection of the mortal and the immortal, good and evil, and Athens’s past, present, and future.

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 ...

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: 275

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

Mystery Cults Theatre and Athenian Politics

... responsible the generals of the fleet were for the costly outcome of the battle of Arginusae was conducted in the ecclesia in late-summer to autumn 406, ...

Mystery Cults  Theatre and Athenian Politics

Author: Luigi Barzini

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350187348

Page: 280

View: 363

This new comparative reading of Euripides' Bacchae and Aristophanes' Frogs sets the two plays squarely in their contemporary social and political context and explores their impact on the audiences of the time. Both were composed during a crucial period of Athenian political life following the oligarchic seizure of power in 411 BC and the restoration of democracy in 410 BC, and were in all likelihood produced nearly simultaneously a few months before the rise of the Thirty Tyrants and the ensuing civil war. They also demonstrate significant similarities that are particularly notable among extant Attic theatre productions, including the role of the god Dionysos as protagonist and architect of religious and political action, and the presence of Demetrian and Dionysiac mystic choruses as proponents of the appeasement of civil discord as the cure for Athens' ills. Focusing on the mystic, civic and political content of both Bacchae and Frogs, this volume offers not only a new reading of the plays, but also an interdisciplinary perspective on the special characteristics of mystery cults in Athens in their political context and the nature of theatrical audiences and their reaction to mystic themes. Its illumination of the function of each play at a pivotal moment in fifth-century Athenian politics will be of value to scholars and students of ancient Greek drama, religion and history.


14 Thrasyllus , together with Erasinides ( below ) , was among the six generals executed after the battle of Arginusae in the summer of 406 ( cf. 12.36n ) .


Author: Lysias

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292781665

Page: 402

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This is the second volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece series. Planned for publication over several years, the series will present all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries B.C. in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's undergraduates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general public. Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely ignored: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. This volume contains all the complete works and eleven of the largest fragments attributed to Lysias, the leading speechwriter of the generation (403-380 B.C.) after the Peloponnesian War, who was also one of the finest and most deceptive storytellers of all time. As a noncitizen resident in Athens, Lysias could take no direct part in politics, but his speeches, written for clients to deliver in court, paint vivid pictures of various private and public disputes: one speaker defends himself on a charge of murdering his wife's lover, while another is accused of having caused the deaths of democratic activists under the short-lived oligarchy of the Thirty (404/3), despite his claim to be protected by the amnesty that accompanied the restoration of democracy in 403.

The Twitter Thucydides

The project took just over two and a half years to complete. The final tweet was posted on August 5, 2017. This book contains the entire tweeted History.

The Twitter Thucydides

Author: Debra Hamel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976532566

Page: 110

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Thucydides of Athens wrote an account of the great conflagration of his age, the Peloponnesian War, which began when the Spartans invaded Athenian territory in the summer of 431 BC and ended with the Athenians' surrender in early 404. Thucydides served as one of Athens' generals in 424 but was exiled from the city afterwards for a period of twenty years, during which time he researched and wrote his unfinished masterwork, History of the Peloponnesian War. Debra Hamel spent more than four years posting an abbreviated version of Herodotus' History of the Persian Wars to the Twitter account @iHerodotus. The project, begun in 2010, was concluded in early 2015. Hamel then started again, this time tweeting Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War to the Twitter account @iThucydides. Each of the 917 sections in Thucydides' text was ultimately summarized in a single tweet of 140 characters or less, with one tweet posted per day. The project took just over two and a half years to complete. The final tweet was posted on August 5, 2017. This book contains the entire tweeted History. It is the author's hope that this abbreviated version of the History will attract readers to Thucydides who might otherwise not read him at all.