Although the war with Persia dragged on for another 30 years or so, the advantage and initiative had shifted to the Greeks. Towards the close of the same winter, Salaethus, a Lacedaemonian, was sent out in a galley from Lacedaemon to Mitylene.
We statesmen, too, should try to be like them, instead of being carried away by mere cleverness and a desire to show off our intelligence and so giving you, the people, advice which we do not really believe in ourselves.
Lesbos tried to revolt first, and failed completely. As in the rest of their empire, the Persians did not interfere with the local governments and customs of their newly acquired Greek cities.
In BC, the Athenians blockaded the island of Aeginaand simultaneously defended Megara from the Corinthians by sending out an army composed of those too young or old for regular military service.
Spartan forces could now raid the Athenian countryside year around instead of only for a limited time, as in the earlier years of the war when the annual invasions dispatched from Sparta could never linger longer than forty days in Athenian territory.
Wars of the Delian League War with the Persians continued. He apparently had not anticipated the damage to Athens which the loss of his firm leadership could mean. This bitter conflict, extraordinary in Greek classical history for its protracted length, wreaked havoc on the social and political harmony of Athens, its economic strength, and the day-to-day existence of many of its citizens.
Those who revolted unsuccessfully during the war saw the example made of the Mytileniansthe principal people on Lesbos. This was the Athenians' main public reason for moving the treasury of the League from Delos to Athens, further consolidating their control over the League.
The deterioration had progressed to open hostilities by the middle of the century. Under Athenian leadership, over the next 30 years or so the Delian League forced the remaining Persian forces to retreat from Europe and the Aegean, and even from Ionia.
Elections, they believed, depended too much on influence, reputation, and even the mastery of oratory. Athens was nonetheless eventually able to suppress these revolts. Thucydides served as an Athenian commander in northern Greece in the early years of the war until the assembly exiled him for losing an outpost to the enemy.
Pericles led ships, intended to attack Cyprusto their aid because it would further damage Persia. The Spartans issued the ultimatums in order to placate the Megarians and, more importantly, the Corinthians with their powerful naval force.
His heir, Xerxes I, ascended the throne. Thucydides makes both these points clear in the following passage, in which private Athenians are defending Athens against the charges brought by Corinth before the Spartan assembly italics added:Nature of Athenian Imperialism.
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For William Young, the problem with imperialism had lain in the encouragement it gave to luxury, but Mitford and Bisset eagerly compared the bloody expansionism of the Athenians to that of the French, and both associated it with democracy.
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