The Archidamian War: Timeline & Facts


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Which Athenian general was killed by an outbreak of plague?

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1. What strategic Athenian ally did Sparta conquer and use for the launch of later campaigns?

2. The Archidamian War is named after the King of what city?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to make sure you understand the Archidamian War. You will be asked to identify the major figures and events of this war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll test your knowledge of:

  • The origin of this war's name
  • Why this war began
  • The Athenian commander killed by a plague

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as where this war got its name
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ally of Athens conquered by Sparta and used as a springboard for later invasions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how this war began and the treaty that ended it

Additional Learning

For more information about this ancient war, read the lesson titled The Archidamian War: Timeline & Facts. You will learn about:

  • The names of the Greek and Spartan alliances
  • Athenian expeditions around the Mediterranean
  • The importance of the Peloponnesian War