Greece Essay Examples

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Greece CITATION Spi13 p 89 l 2057 (Spielvogel 89). Isocrates proposes that Philip should start by reconciling the cities of Athens, Sparta, Argos and Thebes, after which all others will follow suit. The end to which Isocrates offers advice is the unification of the Hellenistic World and the conquest of the barbarians to forge a common Greece to fight the Persians. The Greek states had persistent factionalism and communal tensions that were born of pride. Each faction thought of itself as superior and ideological differences were irreconcilable. This pride rendered the Greek world vulnerable to attack as they were slow to unite against an enemy and even more reluctant to iron out their differences. In...