103 An Oligarchic Coup

In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays "Lysistrata" and "Thesmophoriazusai" by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what is known as the 400;   the vicissitudes of this new oligarchic government; and how factionalism between extremists and moderates led to its downfall

Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/06/103-oligarchic-coup.html

 

Intro by Anya Leonard of Classical Wisdom Speaks

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