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Andrew Robert Burn

Bio: Andrew Robert Burn is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Greeks & Ionians. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 147 citations.
Topics: Greeks, Ionians

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25 Apr 1985
TL;DR: A new epoch opened after Athens lost an army and fleet before Syracuse in Sicily as mentioned in this paper, and the Greek objectives were now to deny forward positions to the enemy, should Xerxes try again; to reopen trade-routes, and, in Homeric style, revenge.
Abstract: Before Cyrus marched against Croesus, he had made overtures to the Asian Greeks, of whom the Ionians were the most important. the tragic incompatibility and failure of understanding between Persia, the highest manifestation of oriental imperialism, and the still developing bourgeois culture of the Greek cities. Cyrus' son Cambyses, continuing his father's agenda, in 525 assailed Egypt, and as a prelude to this, a great matter, for which his courtiers praised him, he 'won the sea'. Mardonios pressed on to where his fresh army and fleet awaited him, at the crossing into Europe. Greek objectives were now to deny forward positions to the enemy, should Xerxes try again; to reopen trade-routes, and, in Homeric style, revenge. Even during the great wars, but much more as the dust of conflict settled, Greeks and Persians were getting to know each other as human beings. A new epoch opened after Athens lost an army and fleet before Syracuse in Sicily.

147 citations


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01 Jan 2007
TL;DR: Kaufman, R.Little and W.Wohlforth as mentioned in this paper discuss balance and hierarchy in international systems and show that the balance of power in international relations is a function of the balance between power and authority.
Abstract: Introduction: Balance and Hierarchy in International Systems S.J.Kaufman, R.Little & W.C.Wohlforth Balancing and Balancing Failure in Biblical Times: Assyria and the Ancient Middle Eastern System 900-600 BCE S.J.Kaufman & W.C.Wohlforth The Greek City States in the Fifth Century BCE: Persia and the Balance of Power R.Little Intra-Greek Balancing, the Mediterranean Crisis of ca. 201-200 B.C., and the Rise of Rome A.M.Eckstein The Forest and the King of Beasts: Hierarchy and Opposition in Ancient India (c.500 - c.232 BCE) W.J.Brenner The Triumph of Domination in the Ancient Chinese System V.Tin-bor Hui 'A Republic for Expansion': The Roman Constitution and Empire and Balance of Power Theory D.Deudney Hierarchy and Resistance in the American State-Systems, 1400-1800 CE C.Jones Stability and Hierarchy in East Asian International Relations, 1300 to 1900CE D.C.Kang Conclusion: Theoretical Insights from the Study of World History S.J.Kaufman, R.Little & W.C.Wohlforth

170 citations

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01 Nov 1988
TL;DR: In the decade following the fall of the Pisistratid tyranny, Herodotus wrote some sixty or seventy years after Cleisthenes' reforms, and the internal history of Athens is for him incidental to other concerns as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: There is little contemporary evidence for the history of Athens in the decade following the fall of the Pisistratid tyranny. Herodotus wrote some sixty or seventy years after Cleisthenes' reforms, and the internal history of Athens is for him incidental to other concerns. Membership in a deme constituted the most important indication of Athenian citizenship. The substitution of the deme for the phratry as the smallest political unit was one way in which the influence of the noble families was fragmented. The new tribal organization will have had an impact on legislation and policy-making. The Solonian constitution became much more populist than it had been under Solon. For disuse under the tyranny had brought about an eclipse of Solon's laws and had made Cleisthenes enact new legislation in his attempt to gain the favour of the masses. It was in this connexion that the law on ostracism was enacted.

71 citations