Argo nel V secolo: ambizioni egemoniche, crisi interne, condizionamenti esterni

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Abstract

This paper aims to identify the main features of Argos’ policy in the fifth century B.C. Modern scholars have underlined neutrality, defence from Spartan hegemony, and alliance with the Arcadians (especially with Mantinea) and with Athens. Beside fear of isolation and internal divisions, historical events highlight, in my opinion, a strong influence of Corinth on Argos’ policy (perhaps not enough underlined by modern scholarship). This influence also depended on the geopolitical situation of Argos that was under Spartan pressure on the southern side and Corinthian menace in the North. Sometimes Argos tried to extend her influence to the detriment of Corinth; more often she suffered Corinth’s initiative and became an instrument of Corinthian policy. Thus, in the fifth century Argive foreign policy seems to have been a “vicarious” policy, actually led by the Corinthians.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Argo in the fifth century: hegemonic ambitions, internal crises, external influences
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteArgo. Una democrazia diversa
EditorCinzia Bearzot, FRANCA LANDUCCI
Pagine105-146
Numero di pagine42
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2006

Serie di pubblicazioni

NomeContributi di storia antica 4

Keywords

  • Argo
  • Argos
  • V secolo a.C.
  • Vth century BC

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