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    The Peloponnesian War

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    The Peloponnesian War lasted for thirty years, and was orchestrated and fueled by both Athens and Sparta. The Spartans were more to blame for the civil war; they were known for their extensive training of fierce warriors and their passion to overcome any challenge. Sparta’s allies, Corinth and Megara were also to be blamed for encouraging the Spartans to engage in war with Athens. Thus invoking and responding to the Athenians challenge leading to a long bloody war that lasted for thirty years. It

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    The Peloponnesian War

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    In his historical account of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides highlights the historical significance behind the participants of the Melian Dialogue and how their actions contributed to the overall canon of inter-state relations. During this time period, in an attempt to acquire resources for their ongoing fight in the Delian War, the nation-state of Athens turned their attention to the island of Melos as a source of potential resources. After their arrival, the Athenians declared that unless the

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    The Peloponnesian War was an exceptionally predominant war that had consequential outcomes for both Athens and the opposing side of the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. The Peloponnesian War was an ancient Greek war that began in 431 to 404 BC. Thucydides was an Athenian historian who wrote the account of “History of the Peloponnesian War”, which became the most immeasurably valuable primary source. The events of the Peloponnesian War, the outcomes, the consequences of the Spartan victory and

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    The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C., brought an end to the Golden Age of Athens. The Peloponnesian War was fueled by an intense rivalry between the two city states, Sparta and Athens, and was comprised of two smaller wars and one isolated expedition of expansion to Sicily. Spartans historically had always been the political, social and economic RIVALS /adversary of Athens, opposing their democratic and economic goals. The Spartans were politically apprehensive that Athenian culture prospered, for

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    The spark that ignited the Great Peloponnesian War was a civil war at Epidamnus, between Corcyra and Corinth. The Corcyraeans had a fleet that was second in size to that of Athens, and the Athenians feared that its capture by Corinth would threaten the Athenian Empire. As a result, the Athenians made an alliance with Corcyra that angered the Corinthians. In the summer of 432 B.C.E., the Spartans met to consider their allies grievances. The Spartans were persuaded that the Athenians had an insatiably

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    The Peloponnesian war (431–404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by Athens against the Peloponnesian led by Sparta. Thucydides famously claims that the war started “because the Spartans were afraid of further growth of Athenian power, seeing as they did have the greater part of Hellas was under the control of Athens”. The two main protagonists from opposing sides Lysander and Alcibiades had the most influential impact on the end of the war. Lysander was appointed Spartan navarch for the Aegean

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    The second grievance that was attributed to the cause of the Peloponnesian war was the resulting dispute between Athens and Corinth in Potidaea. Now suspecting the scheming of Corinth against them, Athens took extreme measures in Potidaea: “The Potidaeans, who inhabit the isthmus of Pallene, being a Corinthian colony, but tributary allies of Athens, were ordered to raze the wall looking towards Pallene, to give hostages, to dismiss the Corinthian magistrates, and in future not to receive the persons

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    The Peloponnesian War: Overview, Outcome, and Effects The Peloponnesian War was a series of battles that were fought between 431-401 B.C.E. Its two conflicting forces were the Peloponnesian League, which was headed by the city-state Sparta, and the Delian League, which was headed city-state of Athens. The war separated and disconnected the poleis of ancient Greece, and other negative aspects of war were highlighted by Thucydides, who writes of the war and states, “think, too, of the great part

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    in a noble family, which was linked to Athens and its leaders. He was one of the greatest ancient Greek historians and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, in which he describes the struggle between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides was also interested in the technical part of the war. He focused on the difficulties and possibilities in a war between the powerful land force of Sparta along its allies and the powerful naval force of Athens. He observed that the strategic interaction of states

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    History of the Peloponnesian War define as the causality for the Peloponnesian wars? Thucydides text History of the Peloponnesian War is often used by modern historians to examine the initial causes of the Peloponnesian war. The Peloponnesian War of ancient Greece was fought between Athens and its empire and the Peloponnesian league led by Sparta. The text is considered by many historians as an exceptional source of ancient history used to establish the motives behind the Peloponnesian Wars. This is mainly

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