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The Pelopponesian War 431 – 404 B.C.

Timeline of the Pelopponesian War
(431 – 404 B.C)

The Peloponessian WarPPT Part 1

The Archdamian War (431 – 421 B.C.)

Battle of Sybota 433 B.C.

Revolt of Potidaea 

Spartan Invasion of Attica

Pericles’ Funeral Oration: Pericles Funeral Oration

Outbreak of Plague in Athens

Death of Pericles

Rise of Cleon & ‘Mob-Politics’


The Peloponnesian War PPT Part 2

The Archdamian War (431 – 421 B.C.)

Revolt of Mytilene

Debate of Mytilene

Fortification of Pylos & Battle of Sphacteria

Battle of Amphipolis: Death of Cleon & Brasidas

Peace of Nicias: Doomed to Failure?


 The Peloponnesian War PPT Part 3

The Sicilian Expedition (415 – 413 B.C.)

The Sicilian Expedition: Egestaens’ Request

Nicias v. Alcibiades: Caution v. Ambition

The Sicilian Expedition: Nicias, Alcibiades & Lamachus

The Sicilian Expedition: Few Allies & Alcibiades’ Flight

The Sicilian Expedition: Nicias’ folly

The Sicilian Expedition: Arrival of Gylippus & Corinthians

The Sicilian Expedition: Demostenes & Eurymedon Arrive

The Sicilian Expedition: Battle in the harbour of Syracuse

The Sicilian Expedition: Annihilation of Athenian Fleet & Army

The Sicilian Expedition: Sicilian Expedition William Tew


 The Ionian/Decelean War (413 – 404 B.C.)

The Persian-Spartan Alliance

The Oligarhic Coup: Rule of the 400

The Restoration of Democracy: Rule of the 5,ooo

Final Spartan Victory: Defeat of Athens

Fall of Athenian Democracy: FALL OF THE RADICAL DEMOCRACY 415-404


Key Questions for LC Preparation: Exam Question List



Introduction: Thucydides the Historian & Book 1:
Book 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DRyNxA7tJg&list=PLxliPGBTRXG6GAekkCX9JbL4b_gbrGeve
(431 – 429 B.C.)
Book 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtyEtgWDc68&list=PLxliPGBTRXG6GAekkCX9JbL4b_gbrGeve
(428 – 426 B. C.)
Book 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKX6zw_oQLc&list=PLxliPGBTRXG6GAekkCX9JbL4b_gbrGeve
(425 – 423 B.C.)
Book 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBreYE-ayWg&list=PLxliPGBTRXG6GAekkCX9JbL4b_gbrGeve
(422 – 416 B.C.)
Book 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn1Gh0aUCVI&list=PLxliPGBTRXG6GAekkCX9JbL4b_gbrGeve
(416 – 414 B.C.)
Book 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_NODwdSbIc&list=PLxliPGBTRXG6GAekkCX9JbL4b_gbrGeve
(414 – 413 B.C.)
Book 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIwyhAtt0fU&list=PLxliPGBTRXG6GAekkCX9JbL4b_gbrGeve
(413 – 411 B.C.)



Useful Websites:

http://classics.mit.edu/Thucydides/pelopwar.html : complete translation of Thucydides’ ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’

http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/peloponnesianwar/a/timepelopwar.htm : chronological account of the Peloponnesian War, including links to biographies of major statesmen, events & battles

http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage.phpDir=wars&FileName=wars_peloponnesian.php : Very good site that offers a clear overview of the all of the Peloponnesian Wars, including biographies of statesmen, accounts of battles etc.


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