Header Ads

International relations in Ancient Greece

The Greeks established the Hellenic League . . . end placed it under the leadership of Sparta and Athens. Despite  the semblance of Greek unity during the Persian Wars (492-77 BCE) there were serious conflicts between members of the League, mostly occasioned by the smaller city-states' fear of Athenian imperialism and expansion. Thus, after the Greek victories over the Persians, Athens' competitors, led by Sparta, formed a rival organization, the Peloponnesian League, an intricate alliance and collective security system designed to deter further Athenian expansion . . . A bitter competition over trade and naval supremacy between Corinth and Athens led ultimately to the Peloponnesian Wars involving the two military alliances.

No comments

Featured Post

President Donald Trump still has confidence in N. Korean leader

On Saturday in Tokyo, US National Security Adviser John Bolton also said there is “no doubt” the ballistic missile launches violate UN ...