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21. The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece

Introduction to Ancient Greek History (CLCV 205) In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War and how the Spartans began to dominate other Greek poleis, instead of liberating them. The Spartan general Lysander at this point not only grows in influence and power, but also follows an aggressive plan to establish pro-Spartan, oligarchical governments. However, according to Professor Kagan, this fact angered many cities. Therefore, Thrasybulus, along with the help of other poleis, resisted Spartan rule. Eventually he opposed Sparta at Phyle and in time reestablished the democracy of Athens. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Spartan Power After the War 16:16 - Chapter 2. Lysander and His Tyrannical Policies 27:03 - Chapter 3. Resistance to Spartan Rule; Critias 39:11 - Chapter 4. The Thirty Oligarch 47:08 - Chapter 5. Thrasybulus Opposes Sparta and Democracy Is Restored 01:04:11 - Chapter 6. Features of Restored Democracy Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
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