What is Peloponnesian War known for?


What is Peloponnesian War known for?

The Peloponnese:

The Peloponnese, also known as the Peloponnesus, is the large peninsula located south of mainland Greece, connected to the region of Attica and Boeotia by the Isthmus of Corinth. It is a mountainous area with complex, rocky terrain, ill-suited for agriculture. During Classical-era Greece, the hegemony of Sparta fostered a regional unity, though this was never formalized.

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The Peloponnesian War (431-404) was a lengthy war fought between Athens and its allies on one hand and Sparta and its allies on the other and...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides


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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