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King Agis of Sparta and his campaign in Arkadia in 418 B.C.

William John Woodhouse

King Agis of Sparta and his campaign in Arkadia in 418 B.C.

a chapter in the history of the art of war among the Greeks.

by William John Woodhouse

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military art and science -- History,
  • Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.,
  • Greece -- Army

  • Edition Notes

    English translation of Thucydides" De bello peloponnesiaco, book V, chapters 61-75, followed by the author"s interpretation of the events described.

    ContributionsThucydides.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 161 p. diagrs., maps. ;
    Number of Pages161
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20039140M

    Book Reviews. Athenian Tribal Cycles in the Hellenistic Age. William Scott Ferguson. The Population of Athens in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C. King Agis of Sparta and His Campaign in Arkadia in B.C. W. J. Woodhouse. Jakob A. O. Larsen. 29(2), pp. – Sparta was unusual among the Greek city-states in that it maintained its kingship past the Archaic was even more unusual in that it had two kings simultaneously, who were called the archagetai, coming from two separate ing to tradition, the two lines, the Agiads and Eurypontids, were respectively descended from the twins Eurysthenes and Procles, the descendants of Heracles.

    The Professor is not the first to do such a thing, for I read recently a study of the campaign of King Agis of Sparta against Mantinea, published in , which both Thucydides and Kagan dismiss quite briefly – whereas Professor Woodhouse dissects the campaign and Thucydides’ brief account of it in a book almost two-thirds the size of this one, and an excellent and highly recommended one it is: King Agis /5. Thucydides: The Reinvention of History, Donald Kagan, Penguin, (), pp for I read recently a study of the campaign of King Agis of Sparta against Mantinea, King Agis of Sparta and His Campaign in Arkadia in B.C.. In the current book, Professor Kagan discusses several of Thucydides' attempts to shape opinion on such /5(13).

    The battle of Mantinea ( BC) was a Spartan victory over an alliance of Peloponnesian states led by Argos and supported by Athens. The alliance survived into the following year, but the threat that it originally posed to Sparta was gone.   King Agis of Sparta and his Campaign in Arkadia in B.C. () Solon the Liberator, a Study of the Agrarian problem in Attika in the Seventh Century () Works about Woodhouse "Woodhouse, William John," in Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, , by Joseph Foster, London: Parker and Co. (–) in 4 vols.


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King Agis of Sparta, and his Campaign in Arkadia in B.C.: A Chapter in the History of the Art of War among the Greeks, WJ Woodhouse (Professor of Greek in the University of Sydney), Oxford, Clarendon Press,pp (+x).5/5(1).

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Get this from a library. King Agis of Sparta and his campaign in Arkadia in a. c.; a chapter in the history of the art of war among the Greeks. [W J Woodhouse; Thucydides.]. THE CAMPAIGN AND BATTLE OF MANTINEIA IN B.C.

(PLATE II.) AMONG the more elaborate pieces of purely military history written by Thucydides is the section (of fourteen chapters in the Fifth Book 1) devoted to that Arkadian campaign of King Agis by which, in the late summer of B.C., he ruined the far-reaching schemes of Alkibiades and.

Agis II, king of Sparta after about bc who commanded all operations of the regular army during most of the Peloponnesian War (–) against Athens.

Inwhile the inconclusive Peace of Nicias (–) was still in effect, Agis invaded the territory of Athens’ ally Argos but inexplicably. The Professor is not the first to do such a thing, for I read recently a study of the campaign of King Agis of Sparta against Mantinea, published inwhich both Thucydides and Kagan dismiss quite briefly – whereas Professor Woodhouse dissects the campaign and Thucydides’ brief account of it in a book almost two-thirds the size of this one, and an excellent and highly recommended one it is: King Agis Cited by: Agis III, (died bc, near Megalopolis, Arcadia [Greece]), Spartan king (–) who rebelled unsuccessfully against Alexander the Great.

A member of the Eurypontid house (one of the two royal families of Sparta), Agis succeeded to the throne of his father, Archidamus Alexander was invading Anatolia, Agis, profiting from the Macedonian general’s absence from Greece, led the.

Agis I, early Spartan king, traditionally held to be the son of Eurysthenes (in legend, one of the twins who founded Sparta). Because the Agiad line of kings was named after him, Agis was perhaps a historical figure.

The 4th-century-bc Greek historian Ephorus attributes to Agis the capture of the. Agis II (Greek: Ἄγις; died c. BC) was the 18th Eurypontid king of Sparta, the eldest son of Archidamus II by his first wife, and half-brother of Agesilaus II.

He ruled with his Agiad co-monarch Pausanias. Life. Agis succeeded his father Archidamus II in BC, and reigned a little more than 26 years. In the summer of BC, he led an army of Peloponnesians and their allies as far Father: Archidamus II.

Succession. Agis succeeded his father as king in BC, at around the age of 20, and reigned four years. The interest of his reign, however, derived from the domestic crisis of Sparta at the time of his succession. According to sources, the influx of wealth and luxury, with their concomitant vices, led to the Spartan way of life degenerating from the ancient simplicity and severity of manners Father: Eudamidas II.

Agis King Of Sparta Home Agis King Of Sparta [EB AAR] ROMANI (A Historical Roman Campaign) [UPDATED 4 Sparta - Livius Athens | The West’s Darkest Hour Antipater - Wikipedia Issuu wargamesinthedungeon: Mantinea BC: Kings of War Historical. King Agis of Sparta and His Campaign in Arkadia in B.C.

by W. Woodhouse King Agis of Sparta and His Campaign in Arkadia in B.C. by W. Woodhouse (pp. Agis III (Greek: Ἄγις) was the eldest son of Archidamus III, and the 21st Eurypontid king of Sparta.

Life. Agis III succeeded his father on 2 August BC, on the very day of the battle of reign was short, but eventful, coming as it did during a low period for Sparta, after it had lost significant borderlands to Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.

Background works which discuss him briefly are Max Cary, A History of the Greek World, B.C. (; 2d rev. ), and Humphrey Michell, Sparta (). Additional Biography Sources King Agis of Sparta and his campaign in Arkadia in B.C.: a chapter in the history of the art of war among the Greeks, New York: AMS Press, Background works which discuss him briefly are Max Cary, A History of the Greek World, B.C.

(; 2d rev. ), and Humphrey Michell, Sparta (). Additional Sources. King Agis of Sparta and his campaign in Arkadia in B.C.: a chapter in the history of the art of war among the Greeks, New York: AMS Press, Sparta is located in the region of Laconia, in the south-eastern Peloponnese.

Ancient Sparta was built on the banks of the Eurotas River, the main river of Laconia, which provided it with a source of fresh valley of the Eurotas is a natural fortress, bounded to the west by Mt. Taygetus (2, m) and to the east by Mt. Parnon (1, m).

To the north, Laconia is separated from Arcadia Common languages: Doric Greek. Background works which discuss him briefly are Max Cary, A History of the Greek World, B.C. (; 2d rev. ), and Humphrey Michell, Sparta (). King Agis of Sparta and his campaign in Arkadia in B.C.: a chapter in the history of the art.

Background. In the autumn of BC, the Spartan King Agis III had met with the Persian commanders Pharnabazus and Autophradates, somewhere in the Aegean Sea, and revealed to them his plans for a war against Alexander—in Greece Persians agreed to support Agis; however, they could only spare him 30 talents and 10 on: Megalopolis, 37°24′04″N 22°08′32″E.

King Agis of Sparta and his campaign in Arkadia in B. C.: a chapter in the history of the art of war among the Greeks. By Paul Cloché Publisher: PERSÉE: Université de Lyon, CNRS & ENS de LyonAuthor: Paul Cloché. The journal also publishes approximately one thousand book reviews per year, surveying and reporting the most important contemporary historical scholarship in the discipline.

King Agis of Sparta and his Campaign in Arkadia in B. by W. Woodhouse. King Agis of Sparta and his Campaign in Arkadia in B. by W. Woodhouse (pp. King Agis of Sparta and His Campaign in Arkadia in B. C.

by W. J. Woodhouse King Agis of Sparta and His Campaign in Arkadia in B. C. by W. J. Woodhouse (pp. ).This was followed by King Agis of Sparta and his Campaign in Arkadia in B.C.(). His task was to do belated justice to King Agis "one of those born leaders who, taking no counsel of their fears, but accepting with serene self-reliance risks that appal a mediocre mind, compel their astonished adversaries to taste the bitterness of decisive and sometimes humiliating defeat" (p.

).Agis IV, (born c. bc —died ), Spartan king (–) who failed in his attempt to reform Sparta’s economic and political structure. Agis succeeded his father, Eudamidas II, at the age of Drawing upon the tradition of the Spartan lawgiver Lycurgus, Agis sought to reform a system that distributed the land and wealth unequally and burdened the poor with debt.