Peloponnesian War

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    found a particular unification was during the time of the Persian Wars. Athens and Sparta were able to put aside their differences and unite for the common cause of defeating the Persian armies. Yet as time progressed they were unable to allow one to have more power than the other, ultimately leading to the Peloponnesian Wars in the years 431 - 404 BCE. Sparta gained control of much of the power after this war,…

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    The Peloponnesian War started when Sparta the leader of the Peloponnesian league and the largest land power in the region started to become concerned with the rise of Athens powers. Athens was a power in their own right; they were the largest sea power and the leader of the Delian league. Neither Sparta, nor Athens could afford to accept supremacy from the other country. Power can be a dangerous thing, those who have it don’t like letting it go, and those who don’t have it will do anything to…

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    approach has greatly influenced modern methods of documenting history. 2. Thucydides lived in Athens but he was exiled for failing to take a city during the Peloponnesian war between Sparta and Athens. After that he stayed near the two in order to document the war. 3. The most famous work of Thucydides is “The History of the Peloponnesian War”. He was also known for his style. He used sources from both sides including speeches. He went into detail with the tactics used by both sides and the…

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    Thucydides, an Athenian historian and philosopher, is known for his contributions to the topic of political realism. One of his most notable works on this subject tells the history of the Peloponnesian War. Halfway through this war, Athens decided that they wanted to take over the last island that was not theirs. The conflict that arose between the Athenians and the people of the island Melos gave life to the quote “the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” I agree with…

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    The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars were in the development of what came to be called the west, it becomes clearer that these two wars as well as the 50 years in between were essential to the "west." was due to the fact that ancient greece is the base of western civilization. The peloponnesian war was the downfall of greece. Thucydides the historian states that that the beginning started when all greeks joined to fight the persian invasion. Everything was great until one of the greek nation known…

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    The classical realism takes as its starting point the philosopher 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"…

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    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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    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 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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    In Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, the Athenians are struck with a horrible plague, which is most likely typhoid fever. The symptoms are terrible; people experience “...burning feelings in the head...[bleeding] inside their mouths...attacks of ineffectual retching...[and] small pustules and ulcers.” The disease is so contagious that whoever comes into contact with the sick dies soon after. Family members who try to help each other almost certainly end up dead alongside each other.…

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