When was Thucydides' The Melian Dialogue written?


When was Thucydides' The Melian Dialogue written?

Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War was the war between the Delian League, or Athens and its allies, and the Peloponnesian League, or Sparta and its allies. Sparta eventually won the war and disbanded the Delian League.

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The exact date of the writing of "The Melian Dialogue" in the "History of the Peloponnesian War" is not known. This is because...

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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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