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The Chronology of the Elean War

The Chronology of the Elean War by Ron K. Unz Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, Spring 1986, Vol. 27, Number 1, pp. 29-42 Regarding the chronology and events of the Elean War, fought between Sparta and Elis ca 400 B.C., our … Continue reading

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The Chronology of the Pentekontaetia

The Chronology of the Pentekontaetia by Ron K. Unz Classical Quarterly 36 (1986) pp. 68-85 The true chronology of the Pentekontaetia is difficult, perhaps impossible, to establish conclusively. The events between 477 and 432 were of the greatest possible importance: these years … Continue reading

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The Surplus of the Athenian Phoros

The Surplus of the Athenian Phoros by Ron K. Unz Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies,  Spring 1985, Vol. 26, Number 1, pp. 21-42. In their attempts to understand the tribute income of the First Athenian Empire, historians have found that an unimpeachable contemporary … Continue reading

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Alexander’s Brothers?

Alexander’s Brothers? by Ron K. Unz The Journal of Hellenic Studies CV (1985), pp. 171-174 Our knowledge of the early life of Alexander the Great is based upon very slender literary evidence. Arrian devotes only a few sentences to the years prior to Alexander’s … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Ancient Misery

“In Pursuit of Ancient Misery” by Ron K. Unz Unpublished, May 1984 The office of the Great Man is set close to the catacombs, in the Great Library, and has an enormous door of solid oak. It is this door which gives the … Continue reading

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The Spartan Naval Empire, 412-394 B.C.

The Spartan Naval Empire, 412-394 B.C. by Ron Keeva Unz Unpublished, Harvard University/Ernst Badian, March 23, 1982 In the summer of 478 B.C., Sparta abandoned her first attempt at naval empire. Spartans had had no history of naval excellence, but the overwhelming … Continue reading

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