Delian League


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Delian League

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Delian Confederacy

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(Historical Terms) an alliance of ancient Greek states formed in 478–77 bc to fight Persia

Delian League

A confederacy of Greek city-states led by Athens against Persia.
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In his writings, the historian of Ancient Greece has explained the cause of the Peloponnesian War as: "It was the rise of Sparta and the fear that this inspired in Athens, the strongest city state prior to the war, that made conflict inevitable." This was an ancient Greek War fought from 431 to 404 BC between the Delian League led by Athens and the Peloponnesian War led by Sparta.
In the spirit of the political season, I want to claim credit for the most STUPENDOUS, INSIGHTFUL and POWERFUL political strategy since Pericles bound the DELIAN LEAGUE into an empire to resist THE PERSIANS.
Choose between controlling a Delian League mercenary, or fight with the Spartans and this time you can choose to play through the whole game as a female character.
Choose between controlling a Delian League mercenary, or fight with the Spartans, and this time you can choose to play through the whole game as a female character.
The maritime conflict between the Greek city states was originally started from Delian League which was founded in 477 BC.
The pathology they feared was that the American union would become like the Athenian-led Delian League, a tyranny of one state over the others, or would descend into anarchy among its members as foreign powers exploited their internal divisions, as happened to the Delian League when Persia intervened at the end of the Peloponnesian War.
The army is led by the statesman Pericles and has come to take away the treasury of the Delian League, the defense fund of the Greeks against the Persian Empire.
The rebellion of Athens' dependency Samos in 440, with Persian assistance, showed how easily the Delian League might collapse.
Particularly enlightening is Rahe's focus on the Spartan's subjugation and enslaving of the neighboring Messenians and the formation of the "Spartan Alliance," later expanded to the Peloponnesian League that would face down Persia and the Delian League alike (106-20).
He recalled that the period of Athenian decadence in Ancient Greece began with the break up of the agreements reached by 150 city-states integrated into the Delian League. That comparison with the EU and Germany was not welcome and the ministers of the eurozone were deaf to the Shiarly's intervention, which insisted on the necessity of getting out of this crisis together.When those voices critical against Cyprus speak out, European public opinion has to be reminded that this country, with fewer than one million inhabitants, has got a GDP per capita of e1/421,500, the 31st position in the Human Development Index, a young university which educates about 7,000 students and hydrocarbons which could make up the third greatest reserve in the world.
The Greeks were fighting the Persians for large parts of the 5th century (Prior 2006:29; Pomeroy et al 2008: 220) and had formed the Delian League under Athenian leadership (Hornblower 2002:11-15).
At the same time, the imposition of tribute to Athena reinforced the subordinate status of members of the Delian League. Athens came into conflict with Sparta because it exploited the Delian League for its own benefit.