Who wrote about the history of the Peloponnesian War?


Who wrote about the history of the Peloponnesian War?

The Peloponnesian War:

The Peloponnesian War, not to be confused with the First Pelopponesian War, was fought from 431 until 404 BC. The main aggressors were the Athenians, at the head of the Delian League, and the Spartans, at the head of the Peloponnesian League. The war has been divided into three major parts: the Archidamian War from 431 to 421 BC; the Sicilian Expedition, from 415 to 413 BC; and finally the Second War, from 413 to 404 BC.

The war eventually resulted in Athenian defeat and the end of the Athenian empire. Sparta was victorious and a Spartan empire began.

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Many classical authors wrote about the Peloponnesian War, most notably Thucydides in his History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides was an Athenian...

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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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