Delian League

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Delian League, afore the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC.

The Delian League, foondit in 478 BC,[1] wis an association o Greek ceety-states, members nummerin atween 150[2] 173,[3] tae 330 [4] unner the leadership o Athens, whase purpose wis tae continue fichtin the Persie Empire efter the Greek victory in the Battle o Plataea at the end o the Seicont Persie invasion o Greece. The League's modren[5] name derives frae its offeecial meetin place, the island o Delos, whaur congresses war held in the temple an whaur the treisury stuid till, in a seembolic gesture,[6] Pericles muived it tae Athens in 454 BC.[7]

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  1. Martin, Thomas (2001-08-11). Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-08493-1.
  2. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece By Eric D. Nelson, Susan K. Allard-Nelson, Susan K. Allard-Nelson. Page 197.
  3. Streams of Civilization: Earliest Times to the Discovery of the New World By Mary Stanton, Albert Hyma. Page 125
  5. A history of the classical Greek world: 478-323 BC By Peter John Rhodes Page 18 ISBN 1-4051-9286-0 (2006) In ancient sources, there is no special designation for the league and its members as a group are simply referred to with phrases along the lines of "the Athenians and their allies". See Artz, James. 2008. The Effect of Natural Resources on Fifth Century Athenian Foreign Policy and the Development of the Athenian Empire. Saarbrücken, VDM Verlag. P.2
  6. Eva C. Keuls, The Reign of the Phallus: Sexual Politics in Ancient Athens (Berkeley: University of California Press) 1985:18.
  7. Thucydides, I, 96.