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Peloponnesian War
A discussion on Thucydides' "History of the Peloponnesian War".
# 133485 | 1,500 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in History (Greek and Roman) , Literature (Greek and Roman)


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The paper discusses how the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) was a struggle between two city-states, Athens and Sparta, and their respective allies, that resulted in Athens being defeated and stripped of its empire and in Sparta becoming the acknowledged leader of the Greek world. The paper explains that the war itself has remained in our consciousness in part because of the work of Thucydides in writing his "History of the Peloponnesian War".

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"The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) was a struggle between two city-states, Athens and Sparta, and their respective allies. The war resulted in Athens being defeated and stripped of its empire and in Sparta becoming the acknowledged leader of the Greek world. The war itself has remained in our consciousness in part because of the work of Thucydides in writing his "History of the Peloponnesian War". Thucydides lived c.460-c.400 BC and was an Athenian. He is considered by many to be the greatest of the ancient Greek historians, and his work had a profound influence on the development of historical writing. Although he was a relative of the great soldier and statesman Cimon, Thucydides was..."

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