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Athens: Rise and Fall, Book 5
Lytton

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This eBook was produced by Tapio Riikonen
and David Widger  

BOOK V. 

FROM THE DEATH OF CIMON, B.  C.  449, TO THE DEATH OF PERICLES, IN THE
THIRD YEAR OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR, B.  C.  429. 

CHAPTER I. 

Thucydides chosen by the Aristocratic Party to oppose Pericles.--His
Policy.--Munificence of Pericles.--Sacred War.--Battle of Coronea.--
Revolt of Euboea and Megara.--Invasion and Retreat of the
Peloponnesians.--Reduction of Euboea.--Punishment of Histiaea--A
Thirty Years' Truce concluded with the Peloponnesians.--Ostracism of
Thucydides. 

I.  On the death of Cimon (B.  C.  449) the aristocratic party in Athens

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