Start Date

28-4-2016 12:45 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 2:15 PM

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Military History | Political History

Subjects

Slavery -- Greece -- History, Greece -- Military history, Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Historiography, Slavery -- Greece -- Economic aspects, Slavery -- Greece -- Social aspects

Abstract

Spartan and Athens' victories against the Persians and their eventual military dominance cannot be attributed to military strategy or government alone. The social acceptance of slavery provided the foundation for Greek poleis' social and economic spheres, leading to the development of slave deployment during the Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War. An in-depth analysis of Classical Greece slavery shows that its prevalence is much greater than what previous historians have thought, and more notably, that it was one of the most massive slave usage in history, allowing for the development of a dominating western world.

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Apr 28th, 12:45 PM Apr 28th, 2:15 PM

Slavery: The Main Ingredient to an Ancient Greek Polis' Military Dominance

Spartan and Athens' victories against the Persians and their eventual military dominance cannot be attributed to military strategy or government alone. The social acceptance of slavery provided the foundation for Greek poleis' social and economic spheres, leading to the development of slave deployment during the Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War. An in-depth analysis of Classical Greece slavery shows that its prevalence is much greater than what previous historians have thought, and more notably, that it was one of the most massive slave usage in history, allowing for the development of a dominating western world.