Peloponnesian


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Pel·o·pon·ne·sus

 (pĕl′ə-pə-nē′səs) also Pel·o·pon·nese (pĕl′ə-pə-nēz′, -nēs′)
A peninsula forming the southern part of Greece south of the Gulf of Corinth. It was dominated by Sparta until the fourth century bc.

Pel′o·pon·ne′sian (-nē′zhən, -shən) adj. & n.

Peloponnesian

(ˌpɛləpəˈniːʃən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to the Peloponnese or its inhabitants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Peloponnesian - of or relating to Peloponnesus; "Peloponnesian War"
Translations

Peloponnesian

[ˌpeləpəˈniːʃən] ADJpeloponense

Peloponnesian

adjpeloponnesisch
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The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
John Nash, in "Sea Power in the Peloponnesian War," also uses history--in this case, ancient history--to illustrate enduring issues relating to the role of sea power in war and peace.
Sample controversies are: Who started the Peloponnesian War?
Another 42 people fell ill due to the mosquito-borne illness, with the majority of cases reported on the Peloponnesian peninsula.
Just in case you've been living under a rock, the Museum presents bridal gowns from the collection of the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation in Nafplion, Greece, exhibiting them side-by-side with Cypriot wedding dresses.
Rahe's account of the Spartan regime of the late archaic and early classical periods demonstrates how the peculiar social mores and resulting political values of this polis underpinned Lacedaemon's strategic efficacy during its long Peloponnesian hegemony.
Masters of War" is a concise and rigorous survey in which Professor Wilson introduces: Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War; Sun Tzu's famous The Art of War; Machiavelli's strategy for a republic with a citizen-army; Jomini, Clausewitz, and the Napoleonic revolution in warfare; the development of naval strategy and the rise of airpower; Mao Tse-tung, David Galula, and Roger Trinquier's reflections on insurgency and counterinsurgency and their influence on the U.
The team, led by 52-year-old Ali McLean, from Newcastle, will circumnavigate the Peloponnesian coastline, Greece, in aid of The Percy Hedley Foundation in September.
The team, led by 52-yearold Ali McLean, from Newcastle, will circumnavigate the Peloponnesian coastline, Greece, in aid of The Percy Hedley Foundation in September.
Sophocles, one of the greatest Greek tragedians, was himself a Greek general, and his plays written after he returned from the Peloponnesian War, like 'Ajax" and "Philoctetes," shed light on our own current homecomings.
The 27-year Peloponnesian War, fought from 431 to 404 BC between the Athenian Empire and the Peloponnesian League, headed by Sparta, was a pivotal event in the development of Western Civilization, but it is almost unknown to most people-and I think I know why: Because despite its earth-shaking episodes, crazy twists and turns, plots and puzzles, history teachers and the writers of history books have succeeded in making this momentous story duller than dirt.
Contract award: Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation in the digital age