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  battle of amphipolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Amphipolis was fought in 422 BC during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.
It was the culmination of events that began in 424 BC with the capture of Amphipolis by the Spartans.
Capture of Amphipolis, 424 BC In 424, around the same time as the Battle of Delium, the Spartan general Brasidas besieged Amphipolis, an Athenian colony in Thrace on the Strymon river.
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 Battle of Delium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Delium took place in 424 BC between the Athenians and the Boeotians, and ended with the siege of Delium in the following weeks.
One of the Athenian soldiers in the battle was the philosopher Socrates.
After Delium had been recaptured, Demosthenes and his forces finally arrived, but the lack of communication between him and Hippocrates meant that his arrival was essentially useless.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Delium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Battle of Potidaea Conflict Peloponnesian War Date 432 BC Place Potidaea Result Athenian victory The Battle of Potidaea was, with the Battle of Sybota, one of the catalysts for the Peloponnesian War.
Battle of Cynossema Conflict Peloponnesian War Date 411 BC Place Off Cynossema Result Athenian victory The Battle of Cynossema was a naval battle in the Hellespont in 411 BC between Athens and Sparta, around the same time the Athenian democracy was overthrown in favour of a short_lived oligarchy.
The Battle of Cyzicus in 410 BC was a small-scale naval battle during the Peloponnesian War between an Athenian fleet led by Alcibiades and a Peloponnesian fleet led by Sparta.
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 Battle of Delium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Delium took place in 424 BC between the Athenians and the Boeotia ns, and ended with the siege of Delium in the following weeks.
Battle Town Homepage Battle is built on the very site of the famous Battle of 1066, where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold and his Saxon army on that fateful day.
Battle of the Coral Sea - RAN and USN An Australian perspective on the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942, with concise descriptions of battle action and a single battle map.
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 ALCIBIADES - LoveToKnow Article on ALCIBIADES
Thus early deprived of his father's control, possessed of great personal beauty and the heir to great wealth, which was increased by his marriage, he showed himself self-willed, capricious and passionate, and indulged in the wildest freaks and most insolent behaviour.
He took part in the battle of Potidaea (432), where his life was saved by Socrates, a service which he repaid at the battle of Delium (424).
After the battle of Aegospotami, and the final defeat of Athens, he crossed the Hellespont and took refuge with Pharnabazus in Phrygia, with the object of securing the aid of Artaxerxes against Sparta.
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 Battle of Delium -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Delium took place in 424 BC between the (A resident of Athens) Athenians and the (A district of ancient Greece northwest of Athens) Boeotians, and ended with the siege of Delium in the following weeks.
One of the Athenian soldiers in the battle was the philosopher (Ancient Athenian philosopher; teacher of Plato and Xenophon (470-399 BC)) Socrates.
The Athenians replied that the land was now theirs and was now sacred to them, and that they held it in self-defense from the Boeotians, who were allies of the (An ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC) Spartans.
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 Rambles: Victor Davis Hanson, Ripples of Battle
When we think of battle, we usually think of the effect that the engagement has in the outcome of the war, or perhaps how a specific general excels or disgraces himself on the field.
It covers three battles: the American invasion of Okinawa in World War II, the battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War and the battle of Delium in 422 BC.
Battles will continue to be an important part of history, and Hanson is trying to show the importance of studying them.
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 Great Battles of History: Vae Victis 13 Translation
Delium unfolded during the Archidamian War (431-421 BC), which was the first phase of the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens for the conquest of the hegemony of the Greek world.
Hippocrates was killed in the battle and Sparta and her allies maintained their supremacy on land.
The resulting battle is particularly representative of the tactics of hoplite warfare.
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 Victor Davis Hanson on War on National Review Online
Battle — again so unlike nature — brings with it bothersome and nagging ideas of preventability, culpability, causation, and responsibility married to the lingering notions of what-if?, whose fault?, and he, not it, did this.
Battle is the raucous transformer of history because it also accelerates in a matter of minutes the usually longer play of chance, skill, and fate.
Battles really are the wildfires of history, out of which the survivors float like embers and then land to burn far beyond the original conflagration.
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 Peace of Nicias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Peace of Nicias was a peace treaty that was signed between the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta in 421 BC, ending the first half of the Peloponnesian War.
In 425 BC the Spartans had lost the battles of Pylos and Sphacteria, a severe defeat resulting in the Athenians holding many Spartan prisoners.
That same year, the Athenians suffered a major defeat in Boeotia at the Battle of Delium, and in 422 BC they were defeated at the Battle of Amphipolis in their attempt to take back that city.
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 Greece from Peloponnesian Wars to Macedonia: Shaw's Outline of Ancient History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Battle of Aegospotami (405 BCE) the devastating loss of the entire Athenian fleet effectively ended the war- Xen Hell.
Battle of Naxos 376 BCE- Chabrias the Athenian attacked the Naxians and the Spartans came to their assistance; Theban expedition and victory against Orchomenus Diod.
Battle of Leuctra -astounding victory of the outnumbered Thebans under the command of the Theban general Epameinondas against the Spartans under Cleombrotos who lost his life in the battle ---- 371 BCE Xen Hell.
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 Delium
Delium was the location of a sanctuary to Apollo in Boeotia.
The Boeotian troups led by the Thebans defeated the Athenians near Delium (Thucydides, IV, 93-96) and set the siege of the city, that was still occupied by the Athenians.
According to Plato, Socrates took part in the battle of Delium (as well as Laches and Alcibiades that he cites as witnesses) : he has Socrates himself say so in the Apology (28e), and Laches (Laches, 181b) and Alcibiades (Symposium, 221a-b) both praise his behavior during the retreat after the battle.
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The battle of Shiloh was the first battle in the United States Civil War to have a huge body count.
The Battle of Delium was fought between Athens and the Boeotians in 424 B.C. Athens was badly defeated.
One of the Athenians, Alcibiades, gained great fame from this battle, and because of the fame he was able to rise in power, but eventually he helped destroy Athens.
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 Encyclopedia: Socrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Socrates himself attested that he, having learned to live with Xanthippe, would be able to cope with any other human being (supposedly), just as a horse trainer accustomed to wilder horses might be more competent than one not.
He also saw military action, fighting at the Battle of Potidaea, the Battle of Delium and the Battle of Amphipolis.
Callias was the head of a wealthy Athenian family, and fought at the battle of Marathon (490) in priestly attire.
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 Socrates, the warrior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
[7] Alcibiades had the opportunity to repay his teacher's kindness during the battle of Delium, when the former, on horseback, saved Socrates, who was on foot, from his opponents who were pursuing him[8].
It is true that Thucydices, in his brief description of this battle (I, 62), does not mention the heroic incident of Alcibiades's rescue by Socrates.
But in fact, he confuses the incident, mentioning that it took place during the battle of Delium, and he refers the reader to Antisthenes.
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 Conservative Underground - Cultures of War
Battle, by University of Illinois professor of history John Lynn, belongs in the latter category.
Battle is an eclectic study of world military history, tackling a wide array of subjects, from virtue and ethics in ancient Chinese and Indian conflicts to the war on terror.
Yet the effects of Shiloh pale in comparison to the Battle of Delium in 424 B.C., an obscure and strategically unimportant engagement in the Peloponnesian War that changed the course of Western civilization.
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 Battles that changed the world | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The author argues that while the Battle of Okinawa (1945) was the summation of three barbarous years of island fighting, the most striking aspect to emerge was the suicide bomber.
Hanson's third case is the ruinous but obscure Battle of Delium in 424 BC, when the Athenians were annihilated by the Thebans.
Delium included what is likely the first recorded defense of preemption strategy, attacking an enemy that posed a long-term rather than imminent threat.
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 CALLIAS and HIPPONICUS - LoveToKnow Article on CALLIAS and HIPPONICUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some time after the death of Cimon, probably about 445 B.c., he was sent to Susa to conclude with Artaxerxes, king of Persia, a treaty of peace afterwards misnamed the peace of Cimon.
Together with Eurymedon he commanded the Athenian forces in the incursion into Boeotian territory (426 B.c.) and was slain at the battle of Delium (424).
Tue exports from Callao are guano, sugar, cotton, wool, hides, silver, copper, gold and forest products, and the imports include ti~nber and other building materials, cotton and other textiles, general merchandise for personal, household and industrial uses, railway material, coal, kerosene, wheat, flour and other food stuffs.
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 The Last Days of Socrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Approximately seven years after the battle of Potidaea, when Socrates was in his mid-forties, the battle for Delium took place.
Twenty thousand troops and seven thousand hoplites (including Socrates), under the command of Hippocrates, forced their way into Delium and fortified it against assault.
In later field action, however, the Athenian forces were compelled to retreat leaving the garrison to fend for itself.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Amphipolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Battle of Amphipolis, 422 BC When the armistice ended in 422, Cleon arrived in Thrace with a force of 30 ships, 1200 hoplites, and 300 cavalry, along with many other troops from Athens' allies.
He recaptured Torone and Scione; at Scione, the Spartan commander Pasitelidas was killed.
He then took up position at Eion, while Brasidas took his position at Cerdylium.
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 Conversation with Victor Davis Hanson, p. 3 of 5
As military history came into its own, it seemed to me that operational history, tactical history, strategy, and especially the experience of what it was like to fight were pushed away, and military history, to be acceptable, had to be social history.
It was a horrendous battle to take a well-fortified island, and the costs and casualties were quite heavy, but it was important for moving on to Japan.
It was a funny battle that started on April 1 and ended July 2, and then sixty days later the war was over.
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 Ripples of Battle : How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In essence, the author proposes that everyone knows about the major battles, and major battles have impact since they usually impact the outcome a war, but they minor battles can create ripples in history that have an effect on future events that may be more signficant than the battles everyone knows about.
The key point of Okinawa (aside from the author's personal interest, a relative died there) was western culture's reaction to suicide bombings that Japanese used in the battle and the significance of the desire to fight to the last regardless of the outcome.
In Shiloh, which probably the author's strongest argument, the battle impacted the pyschology of the south (The Lost Opportunity), the key focus of two generals ideas about prosecuting the war (Sherman and Grant), and how in a few moments careers are made and broken (Lew Wallace).
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 Summaries of the Platonic dialogues: Laches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Socrates is also known to Nicias, to whom he had introduced the excellent Damon, musician and sophist, as a tutor for his son, and to Laches, who had witnessed his heroic behaviour at the battle of Delium (compare Symp.).
And after all the two generals, and Socrates, the hero of Delium, are still in ignorance of the nature of courage.
For the scene must be supposed to have occurred between B.C. 424, the year of the battle of Delium, and B.C. 418, the year of the battle of Mantinea, at which Laches fell.
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 Alcibiades Biography
Thus early deprived of his father's control, possessed of great personal beauty and the heir to great wealth, which was increased by his marriage, he showed himself self-willed, capricious and passionate, and indulged in the most insolent behaviour.
Alcibiades had great admiration of Socrates, and once said: "His nature is so beautiful, golden, divine, and wonderful within that everything he commands surely must be obeyed, even like the voice of good." As the reward for his bravery, the wealthy Hipponicus bestowed upon him the hand of his daughter.
But the Spartans induced Pharnabazus to put him out of the way; as he was about to set out for the Persian court his residence was set on fire, and on rushing out on his assassins, dagger in hand, he was killed by a shower of arrows (404 BC).
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