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Glossary entry on the Peloponnesian War.
Peloponnesian War Timeline
Timeline of major battles and treaties in the Peloponnesian War.
Peloponnesian War Causes
A look at the causes and sequences of events leading up to the Peloponnesian War.
Peloponnesian War Sources
Online primary and ancient secondary sources on the Peloponnesian War: Thucydides, Diodorus Siculus, Xenophon, Cornelius Nepos, Plutarch, and Aristophanes.
Basics on the Corinthian War.
Sparta created a confederacy of most of the Peloponnesian states. Sparta was in charge (hegemon) and they would supply troops. This is known as the Peloponnesian League.
When Athens surrendered at the end of the Peloponnesian War, democracy was replaced by the oligarchic rule of the Thirty Tyrants.
Alcibiades had it all: looks, charm, money, brains, good family. Amongst his many admirers was Socrates, and they each saved the other's life in battle. After the death of Cleon in 422, Alcibiades became the leading figure amongst those who wished to continue with the war, and was one of the prime instigators of the Sicilian Expedition (415).
The Archidamian War is the first ten years of the Peloponnesian War.
Led by Athens, several ancient Greek city-states joined together to form the Delian league.
Peace of Nicias
The Peace of Nicias was a Peloponnesian War treaty between Sparta and Athens.
Peloponnesian War Books
The Peloponnesian War is almost synonymous with Thucydides, the great Greek historian who described the war. If you're reading Thucydides on your own, you may appreciate the background information and interpretion of events supplied by these writers.
Spartan general Lysander put an end to the Peloponnesian War.
Make Love Not War
Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata is based on the idea of the women of Greece getting together to hold a sex strike until their husbands from Athens and Sparta agree not to fight.
Herodotus' account of Croesus' attack on Pteria.
List of those Athenians who were ostracized. List includes Alcibiades.
Plutarch's Life of Alcibiades
Plutarch's biography of the Athenian leader turned traitor -- Alcibiades.
William Smith A Smaller History of Greece Ch 11
William Smith on the first period of the Peloponnesian War to the Peace of Nicias (431 - 421 B.C.).
William Smith A Smaller History of Greece Ch 12
William Smith on the Peloponnesian War, the period from the Peace of Nicias to the defeat of the Athenians at Syracuse (421- 413 B.C.).
William Smith A Smaller History of Greece Ch 13
William Smith on the third period of the Peloponnesian War, from the Sicilian Expedition to the end of the Peloponnesian War (413-404 B.C.).
Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War
Richard Crawley's English translation of "The History of the Peloponnesian War" written about 431 B.C. Discussion list.
Siege of Syracuse
Introduction, map, and relevant passages from Livy, Polybius, and Plutarch.
The Revolution at Corcyra
Maps of Greece and Corcyra Island, Overview of the Revolution, Thucydides on other revolutions during the war, Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning, Evidence of the Senses, Mechanistic Approach, Conclusions about Human Nature, and Comments on the paper by Ben Zarit.
The Peloponnesian War
Perseus Project English translation of Thucydides' Peloponnesian War.
The History of the Peloponnesian War
English translation of Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesian War, broken up into the 8 books.
Pericles Funeral Oration
Glossary entry on Pericles Funeral Oration.