Who did the Thirty Tyrants kill?


Who did the Thirty Tyrants kill?

Thirty Tyrants:

The Thirty Tyrants were the brutal oligarchy put in place over Athens following the Peloponnesian War. They were highly oppressive, and in 403 BC, a coup led by Thrasybulus overthrew them.

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Led by Critias, the Thirty Tyrants had up to five percent of the Athenian population executed, generally without trial. They often had Athenian elite...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides


Chapter 3 / Lesson 4

This lecture covers the Peloponnesian War. First we enumerate the causes of the war. Then we examine Pericles' plan to win it. We see how Pericles' plan eventually fell apart and how the Athenians struggled without leadership until their eventual destruction at the hands of the Spartans.

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