11 Facts About Peloponnesian War


Peloponnesian War was an ancient Greek war fought between Athens and Sparta and their respective allies for the hegemony of the Greek world.

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Peloponnesian War'storians have traditionally divided the war into three phases.

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The Peloponnesian War was followed ten years later by the Corinthian War, which, although it ended inconclusively, helped Athens regain its independence from Sparta.

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Shattering religious and cultural taboos, devastating vast swathes of countryside, and destroying whole cities, the Peloponnesian War marked the dramatic end to the fifth century BC and the golden age of Greece.

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Friction between Athens and the Peloponnesian War states, including Sparta, began early in the Pentecontaetia.

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Peloponnesian War took command of the Syracusan troops, and in a series of battles defeated the Athenian forces, and prevented them from invading the city.

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Corinth, Sparta, and others in the Peloponnesian War League sent more reinforcements to Syracuse, to drive off the Athenians; but instead of withdrawing, the Athenians sent another hundred ships and another 5, 000 troops to Sicily.

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Peloponnesian War prevented the Athenian fleet from attacking Athens; instead, he helped restore democracy by more subtle pressure.

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Peloponnesian War persuaded the Athenian fleet to attack the Spartans at the battle of Cyzicus in 410.

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Peloponnesian War had his satrap Tissaphernes make alliance with Sparta against Athens.

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Peloponnesian War sent his son Cyrus the Younger into Asia Minor as satrap of Lydia, Phrygia Major and Cappadocia, and general commander of the Persian troops.

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