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E. ). , but Spartan supremacy in Greece was effectively ended. He died while leading a mercenary expedition to Egypt. 27 Agesilaus II of Sparta Agesilaus II of Sparta. (Library of Congress) Influence Sparta’s inability to maintain its power was mainly caused by the fact that its institutions were unsuited to empire building and by a progressive decline in the numbers of Spartan citizens. Agesilaus contributed to his city’s decline by alienating Sparta’s allies through frequent interference in their internal affairs.
The wheats, important throughout the entire culture history of ancient Greece, were diffused from Southwest Asia. Agrarian Complex Is Established The environmental variability of Greece and the islands—specifically altitude, soil fertility, and moisture availability—influenced early agricultural decision making and subsequent practices. Upland regions, notorious for poor, thin soils, became adapted to pastorialism, with herds moving into prolific pastures during summer months. Dry heat was characteristic of summers, while wet winters predominated.
In this dialogue, Agathon joins his guests in eulogizing the god Eros. In a speech that Socrates compares to those of the Sophist The politician Alcibiades (left) interrupts the banquet of Agathon (right), as related in Plato’s Symposium. (F. R. Niglutsch) 25 Agathon Gorgias, Agathon initially describes Eros as both the most beautiful and the most virtuous among gods. However, like many of Socrates’ interlocutors, after speaking with Socrates, Agathon admits to knowing nothing definite about the topic.
Ancient Greece Vol. 1, Achaean League-Dorian Invasion of Greece by Thomas J Sienkewicz