By John Julius Norwich
John Julius Norwich's staggering background of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has enjoyed and understood Venice in addition to the other Englishman has ever performed. He has positioned readers of his iteration extra in his debt than the other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday occasions.
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Here begins the quarrel between Critias and Theramenes. Because the Athenians had exiled him and because he desired revenge, Critias was eager for more killings, whereas Theramenes argued, unsuccessfully, that ∞∫ F THE HISTORICAL SETTING it was unfair to kill a man who had never harmed the kaloikagothoi just because the demos had honored him. The Thirty continued their unjust executions, which sparked opposition and prompted Theramenes to speak out again. He told them that the regime could not survive unless more were allowed to participate.
The men C I V I L WA R f ≤π of the city did not remove the Thirty and elect the Ten because they had a sudden change of heart about the war; rather, they removed the Thirty because of their failure to defeat the democrats, and they elected the Ten because they thought the war e√ort might be more successful under new leadership. Once in power, the Ten pursued an aggressive policy against the exiles. They sent out the cavalry to protect the countryside from democratic incursions and to prevent the men of Piraeus from foraging for food.
6). Why didn’t Lysander also mention the Athenian failure to implement the constitution provision? (Adeleye 1976: 11). Given that patrios politeia is a vague expression, one that at the very least implies autonomy, it is more likely that the clause, if it was part of the treaty, was a concession rather than a demand, which conspirators later used to justify overthrowing the democracy. The Spartans did not demand the dissolution of the democracy as a condition of surrender, but when conspirators sought to overthrow the democracy, they did not hesitate to help.
A History of Venice by John Julius Norwich