'Acharnians' Context

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Who led the Peloponnesian League?
Sparta
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What 2 oaths did members swear?
To have same friends and enemies, to follow Spartan leadership on any expedition
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What did they discuss?
Whether to go to war or negotiate peace
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What didn't they contribute to? What didn't members have?
War fund. Joint army
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When was the Delian League created? Who led the league?
478. Athens
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What were the 2 aims? What oath did they swear?
Protect cities saved from Persians and seek compensation. To have same friends and enemies
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What was the alliance technically?
A voluntary alliance
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What did both leagues have?
Equal vote
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When were the Athenian walls rebuilt? How did Sparta react?
479. Spartans objected but did nothing
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Who became allies in 473 BC? How did Sparta react?
Argos and Tegea. Sparta defeated them
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Who was the leader of Athens? When was he ostracised?
Themistocles. 472
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Who was forced into the Delian League in 472? Who tried to leave in 469? How did Athens react?
Corystus. Naxos, Athens sieged the city
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Why did Thasos ask Sparta for help in 468? Why couldn't Sparta help?
Cimon tried to force them into Delian League. Earthquake in 465 led to Helot revolt
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Who founded Epidamnus? Who sent a colony to Epidamnus?
Corinth. Corcyra
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Who favoured the Democrats and who favoured the Aristocrats?
Corcyra. Corinth
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Who refused to help Epidamnus? Who sent a fleet? Who was the fleet defeated by?
Corcyra. Corinth. Corcyra
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Who did Corycra appeal to, fearing a Corinthian invasion? How was the city not breaking the 30 year peace?
Athens. Corcyra was neutral
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When did Corinth and Corcyra meet in a naval battle? Who joined the battle?
433 BC. Athens joined when Corcyrans were losing
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What was Potidaea originally a colony of? Who were they a tribute paying member of?
Corinth. Delian League
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Who sent magistrates yearly to Potidaea? Who demanded they banish them? Or else what?
Corinth. Athens demanded or they would tear down walls and enslave women and children
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Who sent a fleet? Who responded with an armed force?
Athens when Corinth refused. Corinth
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What did Corinth accuse Athens of? What reason did Athens have to deny this?
Breaking 30 year peace. Athens and Corinth were allies
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When was the Megarian Decree? What was it?
431 BC. Megara couldn't trade in Athens' market
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Who did they complain to? Who agreed Athens was too powerful?
Peloponnesian League. Corinth.
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Who was forced into war?
Sparta
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What did Athens do to anger Corinth between 461-445 BC?
Allied themselves with cities that disrupted Corinthian trade
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What year was The Babylonians accused of 'misrepresenting the city in front of foreigners'?
426 BC
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What year was The Acharnians performed? What year was The Knights performed? What festival?
425 BC. 424 BC. Lenaea Festival
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