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 Battle of Tanagra (457 BC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Battle of Tanagra took place in 457 BC between Athens and Sparta.
In 457, Nicodemes of Sparta, regent for the underaged king Pleistoanax, marched an army of 11 500 hoplites into Boeotia to help Thebes put down a rebellion by Phocis.
Although the Spartans won the battle, they lost many men and were unable to follow up on their victory; their route home, however, was now open.
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In consequence, for a time, the presidency of the Boeotian League was taken from Thebes, but in 457 BC the Spartans reinstated that city as a bulwark against Athenian aggression after the Battle of Tanagra.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Boeotia
These local councils, to which the propertied classes alone were eligible, were subdivided into four sections, resembling the prytaneis of the Athenian council, which took it in turns to vote on all new measures.
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Following the Battle of Leipsydrion in 513 BC the Alkmaeonids, a rich and powerful Athenian family banished by the Peisistratid rulers of Athens, rebuilt the Doric temple at Delphi and "finished its facade in Parian marble" (Herodotos V.62), ie.
Begun then around 470 BC, the temple was complete by 457 BC, when the Spartans defeated the Athenians in battle at Tanagra and dedicated a golden tripod to Zeus atop his new temple at Olympia.
Dating to circa 460 BC, the sculpted figures were used to decorate both pediments and the metopes of the front and back porches, the temple's exterior metopes being left blank.
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 457 BC - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Centuries: 4th century BC - 5th century BC - 6th century BC
Pericles, Athenian statesman, inaugrates Golden Age of Ancient Athens.
Battle of Tanagra–The Spartans defeat the Athenians, near Thebes
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 Wikipedia: 457 BC
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Battle of Tanagra The Spartans defeat the Athenians, near Thebes
Battle of Oenophyta The Athenians defeat the Thebans and take control of Boeotia
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 Informat.io on Battle Of Oenophyta
The Battle of Oenophyta took place between Athens and the Boeotian city-states in 457 BC during the First Peloponnesian War.
Their victory at Oenophyta allowed Athens to defeat Aegina later in the year, and to finish the construction of the Long Walls to the Athenian port of Piraeus (an action opposed by Sparta).
Athens remained in control of Boeotia until 447 BC, when they were defeated at the Battle of Coronea.
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seems likely she was a contemporary of Pindar's, i.e., fifth century B.C. This famous Greek poet was born in Tanagra, a Boeotian town near.
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The march was prompted by the notion that the Spartans were at a loss how to effect their passage [back to the Peloponnesus], and also by suspicions of an attempt to overthrow the democracy...
Plutarch, Life of Cimon 17 [Before the battle of Tanagra,] Cimon arrived fully armed to join his own tribe of Oeneis and was anxious to play his part with his fellow citizens in resisting the Spartans.
But when the Council of 500 heard of this, they took fright: Cimon's enemies made out that his object was to create confusion in the army and then lead the Spartans against the city, and so the Council ordered the generals not to receive him.
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 Thebes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
When the relations between Athens and Sparta started deteriorating, Thebes sided with the later and contributed to the defeat of Athens at the battle of Tanagra in 457, only to be defeated by Athens at Oenophita two months later after the Spartans had returned home (see Thucydides, I, 107-108).
For a while, Epaminondas' Thebes took over the role of leading Greek city, freeing the Messenians from Spartan dominion, intervening in all parts of Greece, until Epaminondas was killed in 362 at the battle of Mantinea while fighting a coalition led by Athens and Sparta reconciled against him.
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Greek wars of the 5th century BC Tanagra – Oenophyta – Coronea
The Battle of Tanagra took place in 457 BC between Athens and Sparta during the so-called First Peloponnesian War.
Corinth did not want Megara to build long walls to its port either, and Athens intervened in a separate border dispute.
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