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Why did the Athenians limit free speech after the Peloponnesian War?

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Why did the Athenians limit free speech after the Peloponnesian War?

The Peloponnesian War:

As the Peloponnesian War dragged on, the Spartans gained the assistance of the Persian Achaemenid Empire and, with this help, finally defeated Athens in 404 BC. The war had dragged on for multiple decades after it began in 431 BC.

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Free speech was limited in Athens in the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War because of the reign of the so-called Thirty Tyrants. A group of...

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Peloponnesian War and Thucydides

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 4
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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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