From the Earliest Times to the Ionian Revolt. 1895.- PT. 2

From the Earliest Times to the Ionian Revolt. 1895.- PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... friendly relations with them, any more than the conduct of Oorcyra had prevented him from deciding in her favour against Corinth. Argos hated Sparta, Themistocles hated Sparta; both were on the watch to do their enemy an injury; if Themistocles, now an alien from his country, was more than content to seek refuge in Argos, we can hardly doubt that in spite of past suspicions and jealousies the Argives were glad to see the great Athenian in their city. They would remember that he had opposed Sparta in her attack on the medising members of the Amphictyony, an attack which was aimed at Argos as well as northern Greece. To Sparta, on the other hand, the residence of Themistocles at Argos was little less than a calamity. For some years past, so far as we can discover, for the chronology is very uncertain, the Peloponnesus had Spam at Wm. been agitated by internal disseiisions and with T=scents=-changes; Sparta more especially had found herself the object of a constant and increasing hostility. In the year 475 B.G. ('1) 2 she was at war with Tegea, her nearest neighbour on the north, her faithful ally on the field of Plataea. The cause of the quarrel is not known, but we may suggest that it was in some way connected with the refusal of the Tegeatae to surrender Leotychidas, who, after his condemnation (p. 265), had taken sanctuary there, in the temple oi' Athena Alea. The Tegeatae applied to the Argives for help in their resistance 3 a battle was fought, in which the 1 Plut. Them. 22, distinctly says that the ostracism was intended xohofasw-rb dgimpa Kdl.-rr';u 1'nrepoxr';v of Themistocles. 3 For the date see Duncker, G. A. viii. p. 123 n. E... ijr 1?-1, Z-if-' l H, .. Spartans were victorious, but as Leotychidas was neveshow more

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