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Iv). Two scenarios have been proposed: that Athens on one side was balanced by a council of allies, so that the allies together were equal in voting power to Athens (somewhat as in Sparta’s alliance, the Peloponnesian League, and in Athens’ fourth-century alliance, the Second Athenian League); or that there was a single body in which each member including Athens had one vote (as in the recent Greek alliance under Spartan leadership to resist the Persians). The recent alliance is the more relevant precedent, and it is easier to accept the claim that Athens led on a basis of equality if there was a single body in which Athens had one vote like the other members.
23. ii). Herodotus (IX. 35. ii), echoed by Pausanias, gives in what should be chronological order a list of five Spartan victories: at Plataea, in 479; at Tegea, against Tegea and Argos; at Dipaea, against all the Arcadians except Mantinea; against the Messenians at ‘the Isthmus’; at Tanagra against Athens and Argos (cf. p. 44). Diodorus, after narrating the earthquake at Sparta and the Messenian War under 469/8 (cf. pp. 28–9), reports under 468/7 that after the Persian Wars Argos and its allies besieged Mycenae; Sparta because of the earthquake and the Messenian War could not help Mycenae; and the city was captured and destroyed (XI.
Different views of the League’s origin and organisation are given by J. A. O. Larsen, ‘The Constitution and Original Purpose of the Delian League’, HSCP li 1940, 175–213 (which I follow); N. G. L. Hammond, ‘The Origins and Nature of the Athenian Alliance of 478/7 BC’, JHS lxxxvi 1967, 41–61, revised as ‘The Organization of the Athenian Alliance against Persia’, in his Studies in Greek History, 311–45. The chronology of the Pentecontaetia is full of uncertainties: there are similar but not identical date tables in Gomme, Historical Commentary on Thucydides, i.