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HISTORY OF GREECE.

BY

GEORGE GROTE, Esq.

VOL. VII.

THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1855.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER LV.

From the Peace of Nikias to the Olympic Festival of Olym-

piad 90.

Page

Negotiations for peace during the winter after the battle of Am-

phipolis .......

................... 1

Peace called the peace of Nikias-concluded in March 421 B.C.

Conditions of peace ................

Peace accepted at Sparta by the majority of members of the Pelo-

ponnesian alliance ...........
The most powerful members of the alliance refuse to accept the

truce--Baotians, Megariuns, Corinthians, and Eleians ......... ib.

Position and feelings of the Lacedæmonians—their great anxiety

for peace-their uncertain relations with Argos....................... 4

Steps taken by the Lacedæmonians to execute the peace-Amphi-

polis is not restored to Athens-the great allies of Sparta do not

accept the peace ............

Separate alliance for mutual defence concluded between Sparta

and Athens ..................

..........

Terms of the alliance ............

............

Athens restores the Spartan captives .............. .................

Mismanagement of the political interests of Athens by Nikias and

the peace party .................

............. ib.

By the terms of the alliance, Athens renounced all the advantages

of her position in reference to the Lacedæmonians—she gained

none of those concessions upon which she calculated, while they

gained materially ...................

.............

Discontent and remonstrances of the Athenians against Sparta in

consequence of the non-performance of the conditions—they

repent of having given up the captives—excuses of Sparta ...... 12

New combinations in Peloponnesus-suspicion entertained of con-

cert between Sparta and Athens-Argos stands prominently for-

ward-state of Argos-aristocratical regiment of one thousand

formed in that city

vol. vii.

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