The Military and Political Role of the Allies of Sparta in the Peloponnesian War

Katsivardelos, Panayiotis (1992) The Military and Political Role of the Allies of Sparta in the Peloponnesian War. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This documentation examines the role of the allies of Sparta, in mainland Greece during the Peloponnesian war. The whole study is divided into six chapters, each one analyzes the contribution of a state or a group of states to the war. The first chapter deals with the relationship of Corinth with Sparta and Athens during the Pentecontaetia, the importance of trade in the west in close connection with her colonies, the Athenian intervention in the region, the role of Corinth just before the eruption of the war, and finally her military, economic and political contribution during the years of the war. The second chapter concerns the Confederacy of Boeotia, her political system, her relations with Athens and Sparta during the years that preceded the war, the role of Thebes in Boeotia during the war, as well as the military and political input of the Confederacy during the conflict. The third chapter discusses the city of Megara, its relations with Athens and Sparta during the Pentecontaetia, the Megarian Decree, and the role and contribution of Megara during the Peloponnesian war. The fourth chapter deals with the cities of Western Greece, which were allies of Sparta during the war, their relations with Sparta and other members of the alliance (e.g Corinth), and their role and policies during the years of the war. Chapter five is about the cities of Arcadia during the war, their attitude towards Sparta before and during the war, and finally their contribution. Chapter six examines the involvement of Argos in the war and the role that it played especially during the years that followed the Peace of Nicias. Although Argos was not a member of the Peloponnesian League, I preferred to include it in the present work, for it gave me the opportunity to make a clearer analysis on the diplomacy that followed the Peace of Nicias, in which many states took part.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Classical studies, Military history, Ancient history
Date of Award: 1992
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1992-75255
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 21:26
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:26
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75255

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