Peloponnesian War

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Peloponnesian War

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(Historical Terms) a war fought for supremacy in Greece from 431 to 404 bc, in which Athens and her allies were defeated by the league centred on Sparta
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Noun1.Peloponnesian War - a war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta; 431-404 BC
Aegospotami, Aegospotamos - a river in ancient Thrace (now Turkey); in the mouth of this river the Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian fleet in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (404 BC)
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The separation of the operational from the strategic level of war aids in clarifying Athenian strategy during the first part of the Peloponnesian War, known as the Archidamian War.
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