The Age of Pericles: A History of the Politics and Arts of Greece from the Persian to the Peloponnesian War - Vol. 2

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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER XXXII.
Extension of Athenian power during the Messenian war.--Alliance with Argos and Megara. B.C. 461-460; Ol. 79. 4.

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Aggressive policy of Athens.--Influence of Ephialtes in home and foreign politics.--Athens exchanges Spartan for Argive alliance.--Adhesion of Megara.--The first Long Walls from Megara to Nisaea.--Irritation of Corinth.--Athenian expedition to Aegypt.--Death of Themistocles.-- Persian envoy at Sparta.--Aegina assailed.--Extraordinary activity of the Athenians.--Defeat of the Corinthians by Myronides.--Long Walls commenced at Athens1
CHAPTER XXXIII. The Danaid trilogy of Aeschylus. Presumable date of the trilogy.--Danaid symbolism at Argos.--The Supplices of Aeschylus.--Traces of his general treatment of the mythus 17
CHAPTER XXXIV.
Ephialtes and Pericles in opposition to the Areopagus.--The Oresteia of Aeschylus. B.C. 459-458; Ol. 80. 2.

Ephialtes and Pericles promote democratic development at Athens.-- Character of Ephialtes.--Constitutional innovations.--Attempted remodel of Court of the Areopagus.--Ephialtes assassinated.--The Oresteia of Aeschylus.--Its reference to the functions of the Areopagus.-- Oblique reflections on the catastrophe of Pausanias at Sparta22

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