By Robert J. Buck

The heritage of the federal country of Boiotia from the outbreak of the Peloponnesian warfare in 432 BC to the triumph of the states over its enemies in 371 BC is the point of interest of Professor Buck's research. it truly is specifically fascinating as the federation underwent such a lot of adjustments. The interaction of political factions with exterior enemies and with clashing ideologies makes it important to check.

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Those recognized as such) had joined the League; where the legally constituted Plataian Demos resided was presumably a matter of indifference. In the meantime a Boiotian, Hermaiondas, joined the Spartans in their mission to Mitylene in 428 at the time of the revolt on Lesbos (Thuc. 3). 34 A landing by the hoplites of the Athenian fleet in the territory of Tanagra was coupled with an invasion by the full Athenian army. Whether or not it was counter to the advice of Perikles to avoid land campaigns against the Peloponnesians (Thuc.

Thebes originally had two units, but then four after the annexation of Plataia and the two allotted to it. Each unit provided 1000 hoplites, 100 cavalry, and various light-armed troops to the Federal army and equal sums to the Federal Treasury. Each unit elected one Boiotarch, sixty representatives to the Federal Council, an unknown equal number of dikasts for the Federal Court, and equal numbers of other officials as required. The Council of 660 men was divided into four 165-man committees. Each consisted of fifteen men from each of the eleven districts; each committee of 165 presided in turn over the other 495 and acted as an executive council, bringing matters to the attention of the others.

2). Sparta had little choice but to stick with Boiotia rather than to try to improve relations with 22 Robert J. Buck Athens. All in all Boiotia did quite well out of her manoeuvres. The Council seems to have foreseen the results with more perspicacity than the Boiotarchs. 57 The incident at the Olympic Games of 420, when a Spartan, Lichas, son of Arkesilas, gave the credit for his victory to the Boiotian People, at least indicates some closeness between various elements in the two powers at that time (Thuc.

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