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Sicilian expedition – Peloponnesian War

By |2017-07-09T01:19:34-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Alcibiades (from a later portrait done after he was dead) The Peloponnesian war was not going so well for Athens. So the Athenians decided to try a really dramatic, aggressive move. A young Athenian general named Alcibiades (al-se-BUY-a-dees) had a plan. He convinced the Athenian Assembly to send almost the entire Athenian army [...]

End of the Peloponnesian War

By |2018-03-30T20:12:43-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History|

The end of the Peloponnesian War: Tissaphernes, the Persian satrap Alcibiades changes sides The Spartans defeated the Sicilian Expedition in 415 BC. Plus, now they had the help of the Athenian general Alcibiades, who had gone over to the Spartan side. Alcibiades taught the Spartans how to fight naval battles.So the Spartans started [...]

The Curse of the Alcmaeonids

By |2019-01-21T14:19:18-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Alcmaeonid curse: These skeletons of men who were killed with their hands tied may be some of Cylon's supporters. Who were the Alcmaeonids? The Alcmaeonids (alk-MEE-oh-nids) were a very rich family who lived in Athens in the Archaic and Classical periods. "Alcmaeonids" means the descendants of Alcmaeon. The Athenians thought that all the [...]

Who was Alcibiades? Classical Greece

By |2019-01-21T14:04:57-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|

The Athenian general Alcibiades (from a later portrait done after he was dead) Alcibiades - the backstory Alcibiades was born in Athens around 450 BC. His mother was an Alcmaeonid. He was from one of the richest families in Athens, and he grew up with the best of everything. After his father was [...]

Hellenistic Athens

By |2019-08-08T13:23:00-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|

Hellenistic Athens: Veiled dancer (now in the Metropolitan Museum) The Peloponnesian War Athenian democracy was badly shaken by the Peloponnesian War, which started in 441 BC. As the Athenians began to lose the war to the Spartans, some people thought they should abandon the democracy. Maybe they should go back to an oligarchy. [...]