Peloponnesian War

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  • Peloponnesian War: An Analysis

    Throughout history, people have been debating over who was more to blame for the Peloponnesian War and the thirty-year conflict between Athens and Sparta’s allies. Most people will argue that the Spartans will be more to blame because they are the ones who initially started the war. But, from the evidence I gathered from the book “The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures” by Lynn Hunt it claims that the Athens are more at fault for these problems. A reason that points the finger to Athens having most of the fault is their Golden Age general Pericles. Pericles was a selfish general who only thing he wanted was to revive his popularity among the Athenians. Because even though when the Athens and Spartans where discussing a solution…

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  • Peloponnesian War Causes

    The Peloponnesian War was a long war fought by the two Greek City-states Athens and Sparta. The Athenian empire was on the rise and had control of the sea with the most powerful navy of the time, whereas the Spartans controlled the Greece mainland with the one of the most powerful armies of its time as well. The resulting conflict between the two led to a 30 year period filled with battles, treachery, and large amounts of unexpected consequences. At the conclusion of the long war, Athens was no…

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  • Reasons For Peloponnesian War

    Peloponnesian War In life their will always be fights. In fights their will always be two sides or more, and within those two sides there will be disputing and arguing before they decide to try and destroy each other. In many wars it has been noticed that we could have been able to stop it before it happened. Typically, one side is more to blame than the other by wanting too much power or not settling down. In the Peloponnesian War I believe Athens is more to blame for starting the war than…

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  • Peloponnesian War Essay

    Thucydides described the 21-year long history of the Peloponnesian War (431-411BC), between the alliances of Sparta and Athens, the two powerful city states of ancient Greece (war formally ended in 404 BC). This war was the result of the Athenian rise to power because ‘the rise of new power always creates uncertainty and anxieties.' Athens and her alliance dramatically increased their power after the thirty years’ peace treaty. Both alliances “refused to give up their position under the…

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  • Peloponnesian War Analysis

    Athenian War Strategy: Peloponnesian War Thucydides described the 21 years long history of the Peloponnesian War (431-411BC), between an alliance of Spartans and Athenian, the powerful city state of ancient Greece (war formally ended in 404 BC). This war was the result Athenian rising power because ‘the rise of new power always create uncertainty and anxieties' . Athenian and her alliance dramatically increased their power after thirty years’ peace treaty. Both alliances "refused to give up…

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  • Thucydides And The Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides works the Peloponnesian War, in which he describes the war between Athens and Sparta. The two rivals conquer each other's colonies in an attempt to win more allies and thus hold more power and strength than his enemy. This strength and power holdings leads, according to Thucydides (2006), to his own empire safety increases. "So THAT by conquering you We Shall Increase not only the size but the security of our Empire" (Thucydides, 2006: 44). Thus it is not only the power and strength…

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  • Sparta Strategic Approach To War: The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian War by the end of the fifth century before the common era commenced with Sparta’s fear of Athens’ rising power. Sparta a primitive, economically challenged land power, led the independent states. In contrast, Athens an advanced, economically wealthy sea power, oversaw alliance states. Even though they both were state super powers, there was a noticeable difference in their culture, economic background and how they led the subordinate states of government. As well as, Sparta’s…

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  • The Peloponnesian War: Mitylenian Democracy

    War has evolved throughout history. From ancient sword fights to modern nuclear battles, one constant is that there has always been an imperial power or a group striving to be an imperial power. The Peloponnesian War was no different. The war was fought between the Peloponnesian League and Athens. In this case however, the power striving to be imperial was Athens, who, at the time was supposedly a democracy. As a democracy there are always ways to comprise. In modern society the United States…

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  • The Second Peloponnesian War Analysis

    While Ancient Greek tragedies are purely fictional, their themes parallel prevalent issues in society at the time. Historians often attribute the Second Peloponnesian War to the arrogance of Athens--to the Athenian belief that they were invulnerable. In early fifth-century B.C., otherwise known as the Golden Age, Athens was the leading city-state in politics, economics, and culture. Several philosophers predicted an inevitable downfall of Athens, and by the turn of the century, the city had…

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  • The History Of The Peloponnesian War Analysis

    In his book The History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides analyses the causes and events of the Peloponnesian war. He provides the reader with an overview of Greek history leading up to the war and the factors that set apart this war from previous conflicts in the region. For his accounts, Thucydides relies on his own observations, as well as multiple sources that he tries to verify as far as possible. This paper will analyse some of the major themes and ideas presented in Thucydides work.…

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