By David M. Lewis
David M. Lewis was once one of many most popular historians of the traditional global, and was once uniquely specialist in either Greek and close to jap background. The papers chosen for this quantity (four of them formerly unpublished) illustrate the variety and caliber of his paintings on Greek and close to jap background and his specific services in facing inscriptions, ostraka and cash. His pursuits have been vast, and there's fabric right here for college kids of historical Greek faith and literature, in addition to historians, epigraphists and orientalists.
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For de Ste. Croix, OPW1S7-96, there was no lack of will, and he makes a stronger case for the difficulties in the way of Spartan intervention than Holladay (note 3 above, 61) perhaps allows, though I agree with Holladay that it is the will which needs demonstrating. PaceATL iii. 177 note 60, but I agree that only one year is involved. 40 Thuc. 3. 15 (=/Gi 3 3 i). Her. 2, where a Spartan captures it. Miss JefFery reminds me of an Epidaurian proxeny decree for an Argive which could well belong to the 450s (W.
Nos. 13 and 17, where, on these assumptions, two prodikoi move up to become probouloi and one hieromnamon to become a prodikos). All inferences of this kind are insecure and probably premature. Other city-officials named more rarely are the lEpouvduovES ETTI TCOICTITCOI(5), the TOIXIOTTOIOI (3), the ETTicjTdTai (3); I should be inclined to guess that the ocpxovTEs of 4 and 33 form a group-designation rather than a single board. 14) must for the moment remain obscure. 34 Preliminary notes on the Locri archive [248-9 The letter-form dating will hardly take us closer than 350-250 BC.
I prefer the more normal view, that Athenian policy was expansionist and that the Spartan alliance would no longer be allowed to stand in the way of implementing policies which had been in many Athenian minds for many years. Athens' initial concern will have been to have her final, long-delayed settlement with Aegina. 34 Megara wanted security from Corinth and this she got; Athens 11 gave her long walls and a garrison. Argos wanted selfrespect and at least the re-establishment of her position in her area.