The Greek Mytilene essay

Mytilene is an ancient and yet the current capital city of Lesbos an island located in the southern part of Greece. it is the largest city in the island with a population of over thirty thousands people. The Delian league was an organization whose members were from the five states of Greece, this united Greece and its main objective was to fighting those who were against the organization. This paper discusses a situation in which there was a revolt in Mytilene and the process by which the information would be passed to the superiors. Discussions

Demos were the initial resident of Athens and as time passed they were involved in unlawful activites, these people gained a bad reputation and this made it also difficult to approach them about a planned rebel, for this reason therefore I would not first tell them about the rebel before finding out whether they were involved in the Delian revolt, if they were involved then this would be an opportunity for them to avoid defeat. Having now established that they were involved it would now be possible to go to their place and tell them about what is happening.

The first person to inform would be their senior who will start preparing to fight against their enemies. The first official authorities will be the Thalos who are the government. For the case of the common citizen there was a unit that was also formed to deal with the maters of the people, this was the Bouleuterion unit, this unit will help in advising the people about the occurrences and the planned revolt. The council will play a big role for it will now be informing the entire nation about the need to find ways of safeguarding themselves and also to unite with the military against the enemy.

The next step will be to inform the Ecclesia, this will be a step that will help in giving guidelines on the methods to use to fight against the Delian, and this will be a step that will help prevent delay that may oversee the arrival of the militia before preparation. A house set to deal with the emerging issues of the citizens was established and was known as the Boule, this will be the next place to send a message, the house together with the council will seat and decide on the arising issues and this will be a next step in informing the population.

The Agora was a market place and also a place where officials would assemble, this would the final step in informing about the revolt, this place was also a place set aside for military practices. From the above discussion therefore it is evident that the organization of the Athenian empire was a complex one, information about a revolt would have to pass through a number of steps before handing over the information to the superiors. Conclusion

The ancient Greek is well known for its historical sights today such as the Agora sights which were set aside for various functions such as military training, common citizen demonstrations and it also served as a government place, it is today regarded as the biggest city in the island. From the above discussion it is clear that there are steps that need to be followed in passing on information about a revolt.


Anne Pearson (2007) Ancient Greece, Dorling Kindersley publishers, New York George William (1988) Athenian Empire, Longman publishers, London