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The Peloponnesian War
Overview and analysis of the Peloponnesian War. Focus is on the historical writings of the time.
# 18123 | 1,575 words | 2 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Mar 11, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis)

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" War is a devastating human activity, one that decimates populations, destroys property, and alters political and social structures for both victor and vanquished. The history of mankind has been a history of warfare to a great extent, and few civilizations have been able to avoid war for long. At certain points in history war has been aggrandized as a glorious effort to promote a social or political agenda, while at other times society has frowned on war and has resorted to it only when all else fails. The world of ancient Greece produced some of the most important philosophical concepts in human history, ideas that have continued to prevail to this day. Yet, the Greeks as well were subject to war both with outside forces and among themselves. An example of the latter was the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, an event that had major consequences for the development..."

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