The Peace of Callias

  title={The Peace of Callias},
  author={Ernst Badian},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  pages={1 - 39}
  • E. Badian
  • Published 1 November 1987
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Less than a decade ago Robin Seager wrote that further discussion of the Peace of Callias would be inexcusable. Needless to say, discussion has continued. Wherever one stands, on the problem as such, it ought to be admitted that new ideas have been put forward, or (since it seems unlikely, on a topic so much discussed, that anything new can now be said) at least old and forgotten ones have been revived and put in new perspectives. Meiggs's estimate of a special treatment to be expected every… 

Plutarch, Callisthenes and the Peace of Callias

The continuing and polemical debate over the authenticity of the Peace of Callias has become so complicated that it would be a positive service to scholarship to remove some of the more contentious

The Peace between Athens and Persia

AFTER THE DEATH OF CIMON in Cyprus circa 449 B.c. (Thuc. 1.112.4) there were no hostilities between Athenian forces and Persian until 412 when the satraps of the Aegean seaboard are found supporting

The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition

Argos had done well out of her neutrality in the Archidamian War, and the prospect of leadership in a new alliance appealed to a people conscious of their heroic past. Mantinean democracy was a

Notes on the Tradition of the Peace of Callias

  • G. Parmeggiani
  • History
    Erga-Logoi. Rivista di storia, letteratura, diritto e culture dell'antichità
  • 2020
An examination of Plut. Cim. 13, 4-5 and Harp. Α 261 Keaney s.v. Ἀττικοῖς γράμμασιν suggests that fourth-century historians Callisthenes (FGrHist 124 F 16) and Theopompus (FGrHist 115 F 154)

The Archidamian War

Open warfare between Athens and the Peloponnesian League began in 431. Thucydides oscillates between two beginnings of the war, the Theban attack on Plataea in the spring and the Spartan invasion of

Sparta as victor

THE LEADER OF GREECE The Greek world had long been accustomed to a situation in which there had been two sources of power, Athens and Sparta. The disappearance of Athenian power left the

The Delian League to 449 b. c.

In its early years, the Delian League was both a body fighting against Persia on behalf of the Greeks and a body through which Athens found opportunities to extend her own power. Friendship between

The polis and the alternatives

FOURTH-CENTURY ATHENS: THE MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT Formally, Athens had the same constitution from the tribal reorganization of Cleisthenes in 508/7, or at any rate from the reform of the Areopagus

The Agora Revisited: Athenian Chronology c. 500–450 BC

Reasonable doubts exist with regard to the conclusions that have been drawn from the ostraca found in the Athenian Agora as well as those from the fill of the Rectangular Rock-cut shaft on the Agora

The Ancient History Bulletin

In the present study I argue against the hypothesis that the impetus for Cimon’s Eurymedon campaign in the early-460s BC was a Persian design to launch an offensive against the Greeks. The Athenians,



The origins of the Peloponnesian War

In this provocative and wide-ranging examination of the causes of the Peloponnesian war, first published in 1972, Geoffrey de Ste Croix argued against most previous historiography (which tended to

Persepolis fortification tablets

The Persepolis Fortification tablets are in crisis because of a lawsuit that seeks to have them seized and sold. The University of Chicago is trying to defend the tablets. Attorneys representing the

The Athenian Empire

A comprehensive re-examination of all the literary and epigraphic evidence, old and new, relating to the nature of Athenian imperialism in the fifth century BC.