What was Athens' first battle in the Peloponnesian War?


What was Athens' first battle in the Peloponnesian War?

The Athenian Navy:

In the 5th century, Athens was perhaps the most powerful and influential city-state in Greece. It had strong trading connections in the Greek world and beyond. Because of this, it was able to develop an extremely large and powerful navy. Adding to this navy was the contributions made by members of the Athenian-led Delian League. Members of the League contributed ships, men, and materials to the Athenian navy, further bolstering its power.

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Besides a variety of skirmishes, perhaps the first important battle of the Peloponnesian War for Athens was the Battle of Rhium. The Battle of Rhium...

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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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