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  Warhorse Simulations: The Epic of the Peloponnesian War
The Epic of the Peloponnesian War (working title) is a recreation of the epic struggle between the city-states of Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece.
The war begins with Athens at the height of its power, dominating the trade and politics of the entire Aegean, and dispensing the protection of its formidable navies to those "less fortunate" regions.
The stage is thus set for a war that spanned nearly thirty years in its entirety from first engagement in 431 BC to the eventual downfall of the Athens in 404.
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Wars by land there were none, none at least by which power was acquired; we have the usual border contests, but of distant expeditions with conquest for object we hear nothing among the Hellenes.
To come to this war: despite the known disposition of the actors in a struggle to overrate its importance, and when it is over to return to their admiration of earlier events, yet an examination of the facts will show that it was much greater than the wars which preceded it.
After this Naxos left the confederacy, and a war ensued, and she had to return after a siege; this was the first instance of the engagement being broken by the subjugation of an allied city, a precedent which was followed by that of the rest in the order which circumstances prescribed.
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  Peloponnesian War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Peloponnesian War began in 431 BC between Athens and its empire, and the Peloponnesian League, led by Sparta.
The war was documented by Thucydides, an Athenian general and historian, in his work History of the Peloponnesian War.
According to Thucydides, the cause of the war was the "fear of the growth of the power of Athens" throughout the middle of the 5th century BC.
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 Borders - Feature - The Peloponnesian War
From the perspective of the fifth-century Greeks the Peloponnesian War was legitimately perceived as a world war, causing enormous destruction of life and property, intensifying factional and class hostility, and dividing the Greek states internally and destabilizing their relationship to one another, which ultimately weakened their capacity to resist conquest from outside.
The Peloponnesian War was also a conflict of unprecedented brutality, violating even the harsh code that had previously governed Greek warfare and breaking through the thin line that separates civilization from savagery.
I hope to demonstrate, also, that a study of the Peloponnesian War is a source of wisdom about the behavior of human beings under the enormous pressures imposed by war, plague, and civil strife, and about the potentialities of leadership and the limits within which it must inevitably operate.
www.bordersstores.com /features/feature.jsp?file=peloponnesianwar   (1303 words)

  
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Wars by land there were none, none at least by which power was acquired; we have the usual border contests, but of distant expeditions with conquest for object we hear nothing among the Hellenes.
To come to this war: despite the known disposition of the actors in a struggle to overrate its importance, and when it is over to return to their admiration of earlier events, yet an examination of the facts will show that it was much greater than the wars which preceded it.
After this Naxos left the confederacy, and a war ensued, and she had to return after a siege; this was the first instance of the engagement being broken by the subjugation of an allied city, a precedent which was followed by that of the rest in the order which circumstances prescribed.
eserver.org /history/peloponesian-war.txt   (19673 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Peloponnesian War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Peloponnesian War was begun in 431 BC between the Peloponnesian League and the Athenian Empire.
The war was documented by Thucydides, an Athenian general, in his work The History of The Peloponnesian War The war lasted 27 years, with a brief truce in the middle.
According to Thucydides, the cause of the war was the "fear of the growth of the power of Athens" by the Lacedaemonians (commonly known as the Spartans).
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 History of the Peloponnesian War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens).
While the History concentrates on the military aspects of the Peloponnesian War, it uses these events as a medium to suggest several other themes closely related to the war.
^ - Ernst Badian, "Thucydides and the Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Peloponnesian_War   (1455 words)

  
 Peloponnesian War
Peloponnesian War: name of the conflict between Athens and Sparta that broke out in 431 and continued, with an interruption, until 404.
The war however, was not decisive, because within a decade, the defeated city had regained its strength.
Still, they had not won the war yet, and the death of Lamachus, the recall of Alcibiades (who was involved in a religious scandal), and an illness of Nicias created serious problems.
www.livius.org /pb-pem/peloponnesian_war/peloponnesian_war.html   (2628 words)

  
 Peloponnesian War - Crystalinks
The Peloponnesian War began in 431 BC between the Athenian Empire (or The Delian League) and the Peloponnesian League which included Sparta and Corinth.
According to Thucydides, the cause of the war was the "fear of the growth of the power of Athens" throughout the middle of the 5th century BC.
The war continues to fascinate later generations, both because of the way it engulfed the Greek world, and because the insight Thucydides provides into the motivations of its participants is deeper than what is known about any other war in ancient times.
www.crystalinks.com /peloponnesianwar.html   (2822 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Peloponnesian War 431-404 Bc: Books: Philip Souza   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC begins with a short introduction, a chronology, a section on the background to the war (the rise of Athens and the First Peloponnesian War), a section on the warring sides, and how the war began.
While Athens started the war with about 40,000 able-bodied male citizens, it is estimated that about one-third died or were incapacitated due to the plague that struck the city in the second year of the war.
After the war ended in the defeat of Athens, it was the Persian Empire that enforced the peace, "thus the freedom of the Greeks, that had been the rallying cry at the start of the Peloponnesian War, was guaranteed not by the Spartans, but by the Persian King."
www.amazon.ca /Peloponnesian-War-431-404-Bc/dp/1841763578   (765 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Peloponnesian War: Books: Donald Kagan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And that, in a nutshell, accounts for our endless fascination with the Peloponnesian war, and, in particular, with the first (and in many respects the most remarkable) history of the event: that written by the Athenian Thucydides, son of Olorus, who himself served briefly in the war.
The war between the Athenian Empire and the Spartan Alliance, fought in the last half of the 5th century B.C., was tragedy.
Kagan struggled with what to exclude from this scaled-down version of his longer work on the Peloponnesian War, I sometimes felt that he was rushing through certain sections, as if he were tired of expounding on the details of certain battles or the principals who took part in them.
www.amazon.ca /Peloponnesian-War-Donald-Kagan/dp/0670032115   (3613 words)

  
 The Peloponnesian War - Donald Kagan - Penguin Group (USA)
From the perspective of the fifth-century Greeks the Peloponnesian War was legitimately perceived as a world war, causing enormous destruction of life and property, intensifying factional and class hostility, and dividing the Greek states internally and destabilizing their relationship to one another, which ultimately weakened their capacity to resist conquest from outside.
The Peloponnesian War was also a conflict of unprecedented brutality, violating even the harsh code that had previously governed Greek warfare and breaking through the thin line that separates civilization from savagery.
I hope to demonstrate, also, that a study of the Peloponnesian War is a source of wisdom about the behavior of human beings under the enormous pressures imposed by war, plague, and civil strife, and about the potentialities of leadership and the limits within which it must inevitably operate.
us.penguingroup.com /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_9780142004371,00.html   (1659 words)

  
 Peloponnesian war
The war, which went on for 27 years, is named for the Peloponnesus, the peninsula on which Sparta is located.
The result of the war was the crushing defeat of Athens and the end of its maritime empire.
War began in the spring of 431, when Thebes, a Spartan ally, attacked Plataea, an ally of Athens.
library.thinkquest.org /17709/wars/peloponn.htm   (908 words)

  
 Ethics of Greek Politics and Wars 500-360 BC by Sanderson Beck
Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC Though Athens and Sparta had fought each other before, Thucydides called the 27-year conflict between the Athenian empire and the Lacedaemonians the Peloponnesian War, which he wrote in his great history was caused by the growth of Athenian power and the fear which that caused in Sparta.
Spartan Hegemony 404-371 BC According to Thucydides during the Peloponnesian War in 424 BC the Spartan general Brasidas had told the Thracians that the Peloponnesians did not seek empire but were struggling to end Athenian imperialism; Brasidas offered autonomy to Thrace, and his policy was confirmed in oaths by the Spartan ephors.
By the end of the Peloponnesian War both Sparta and Athens were making agreements with Persia to recognize their Greek holdings in Asia, a reversal of the original purpose of the Delian league, whose growing Athenian power had brought on the Peloponnesian War in the first place.
www.san.beck.org /EC19-GreekWars.html   (19828 words)

  
 Peloponnesian war
The war between Athens and the Athenian empire versus Sparta, Thebes, Corinth, and other members of the Peloponnesian Confederacy 431 - 404 B.C.E. Large scale campaigns and heavy fighting took place from Sicily to the coast of Asia Minor and from the Hellespont and Thrace to Rhodes.
The war began on 4 April 431 B.C. with a Theban attempt to surprise Plataea, Athens' ally and outpost on the northern base of Cithaeron.
The reminder of the war was marked by the bitter internal political struggle between the democratic war party led by Alcibiades and the aristocratic (oligarchial) elements led by Nicias and others.
www.laconia.org /gen_info_literature/Peloponnesian_war.htm   (3221 words)

  
 Peloponnesian War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to Thucydides, the cause of the war was the "fear of the growth of the power of Athens" throughout the middle of the fifth century BCE.
After a coalition of Greek states thwarted an attempted invasion of the Greek peninsula by the Persian empire, several of those states formed the Delian league in in 478 in order to create and fund a standing navy which could be used against the Persians in areas under their control.
The war continued to fascinate later generations, both because of the way it engulfed the Greek world, and because Thucydides provided deeper insight into the motives and conduct of the players than for any other war in ancient times.
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 Peloponnesian War
The Peloponnesian War was a protracted struggle, and attended by calamites such as Hellas had never known within a like period of time.
The war, which went on for 27 years, is named for the Peloponnesus, the peninsula on which Sparta is located (Peloponnesian War).
It is clear that the events during the Peloponnesian War affected all of Greece.
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 Peloponnesian War
The war had reached a stalemate- Athens was weakened because of the plague, but the Spartans were afraid to attack because of the 300 Spartan POWs.
This first phase of the war lasted from 431-421, and is known as the Archidamian War.
The second phase of the war began partly because of Pericles' nephew, Alcibiades.
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 The Greeks - The Reasons for the Peloponnesian War in More Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Peloponnesian War is the name given to the long series of conflicts between Athens and Sparta that lasted from 431 until 404 BC.
The reasons for this war are sometimes traced back as far as the democratic reforms of Cleisthenes, which Sparta always opposed.
However, the more immediate reason for the war was Athenian control of the Delian League, the vast naval alliance that allowed it to dominate the Mediterranean Sea.
www.pbs.org /empires/thegreeks/background/37_p1.html   (268 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Online library | Aristophanes
Many of his plays were political, and often satirized the well-known citizens of Athens and their conduct in the Peloponnesian War.
The Clouds pokes fun at famous figures, notably Socrates, and may have contributed to the common misconception of the philosopher as a Sophist.
Lysistrata was written during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta and presents a pacifist theme in a comical manner: the women of the two states deprive their husbands of sex until they stop fighting.
www.greektexts.com /library/Aristophanes   (433 words)

  
 Victor Davis Hanson on Peloponnesian War on National Review Online
The Peloponnesian War — in the manner that the carnage of World War I, with its massive conscript armies, machine guns, gas, and artillery, ended the romance of a good nineteenth-century fight — put such parochial notions to rest.
War “by rules and out in the open” was rightly seen as an impediment to the sheer efficacy of killing as many as possible given the constraints of time and space.
Yet in the war’s aftermath, with the Persian subsidies gone, the implosion of the Spartan empire was directly attributable to its new financial responsibilities of administering a fleet and distant subject states that were so at odds with its old insular moral code.
www.nationalreview.com /hanson/hanson200511090807.asp   (2875 words)

  
 Thucydides' Peloponnesian War
According to Herodotus, the Persians lost the war due to their king's attempt to exceed the limitations of his humanity, an act which arouses the jealousy of the gods and brings about his downfall.
Sparta and her Peloponnesian league decided not to intervene in the conflict between Athens and Samos, but two incidents involving the Corinthian colonies of Corcyra and Potidaea brought Athens and the Peloponnesians to the brink of war.
In the Peloponnesian war she again had the role of liberator with regard to the Greek states in the Delian league which had fallen subject to the tyranny of Athens.
ablemedia.com /ctcweb/netshots/thucydes.htm   (5200 words)

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