What did Thucydides do in the Peloponnesian War?


What did Thucydides do in the Peloponnesian War?

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War was an ancient conflict in mainland Greece between the city-states of Sparta and Athens and their respective allies. Modern historians have split the war into three primary phases based on the geographic location of the fighting and expansion of the conflict outside of Greece. The war ended with a Spartan victory and the dissolution of the Delian League.

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During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE), Thucydides served as a strategos (military general) for Athenian forces in Thrace against the Spartan...

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 4

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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