Peloponnesian War Essay

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  • The Peloponnesian War And The Athenian War

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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

  • The Peloponnesian War Essay

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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

  • Essay On Peloponnesian War

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    The Peloponnesian War Name Course Tutor Date The Peloponnesian war which was fought in 431-404 BCE happened in ancient Greece and was between two city states, Athens and Sparta. Athens had an alliance with coastal states and most of the island states that boarded the shores of the Aegean Sea to the north and eastern side. Sparta, on the other hand, had formed an alliance with all other independent states that formed central Greece and Corinth, Sparta leading the alliance. Athens navy was

  • Essay on The Peloponnesian War

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    The Peloponnesian War pitted the Athenians against the Spartans. The Peloponnesians’ were an alliance of city-states controlled by Sparta. These two powerful city-states became locked in a struggle for dominance of the eastern Mediterranean area. The roots of the conflict and in particular this expedition is highly complex. As Thucydides says in his history of the war, the underlying cause was Spartan fear of Athens' expansive power. But, the triggering event was Athens' aggressive behavior towards

  • Effects Of The Peloponnesian War

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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

  • The Battle Of The Peloponnesian War

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    The Peloponnesian War finally ended in 405 BC, when the Athenians stopped to gather fresh water and supplies, leaving themselves vulnerable to the Spartans. The Athenians did a poor job of keeping an eye out for enemy ships, which is an important strategy during war. The Corinthians and Spartans suddenly attacked the Athenians and almost defeated Athens’ entire fleet. A large amount of the 180 Athenian ships were lost, while the 20 Spartan ships came out barely harmed. There could be no possible

  • Essay on Peloponnesian War

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    partnership. Beginning after their domination of the Persian war, the two states slowly became aware of one another’s growing power. More time went by, and the Spartans began to grow conscious of the other states, feeling wary and paranoid around them (Fox, 170). No state was particularly to blame for the strain on their peace treaty, nor for the war, it came as the two states developed. Eventually the two states had clashed enough and declared war. Although the Spartans gave the Athenians a chance to back

  • The Great Peloponnesian War Essay

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    While the war may have been over, relations between Athens and Sparta continued to go sour. Athens continued to grow in power, and was beginning to pose a threat to Sparta and the Peloponnesian League. A series of conflicts occurred during the “Thirty Year’s Peace” that pushed Sparta and Athens to war again. For example, Athens intervened in a dispute between a colony and a city-state during the Corinth-Corcyra War. Corcyra (the city-state) was backed by Athens, while Epidamnos (the colony) was backed

  • Negative Effects Of The Peloponnesian War

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    THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR Name Class Date Peloponnesian war took place between 431 and 404 B.C. and involved two Greek city-states, namely, Sparta and Athens. Each of the participants in the warfare was backed by its closest allies as they sought to win at all cost, no matter how long it would take. The conflict started in early 440 B.C. when allies of Athens began revolting against frequent attacks by Sparta. At the height of animosities, situation changed from the clashes between limited

  • Thucydides ' Retelling Of The Peloponnesian War

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    Thucydides’ retelling of the Peloponnesian War is considered a secular text mainly due to the fact that the work was one of the first of its time period to not put any emphasis on the Gods. Many believe that the work’s lack of religious referencing is what makes it secular; however, under further examination, the reason the text does not discuss Gods could be due to the overall topic and theme of the book. Since Thucydides is based primarily on the history of the Peloponnesian War, the lack of referencing

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