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How many people died in the Peloponnesian War?

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How many people died in the Peloponnesian War?

The Peloponnesian War:

Officially fought from 431 to 404 BCE, the Peloponnesian War was a major conflict between Athens (and its allies of the Delian League) and Sparta (and its allies of the Peloponnesian League). The conflict upended the balance of power in the Mediterranean and led to the end of Athens' golden age and a destabilization of all Greece.

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So, how many people died in the Peloponnesian War? The honest answer is that we don't know, and we never will. Records from that time are sparse and...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 4
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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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