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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Because Athens subdued the League, for confronting with its former ally Sparta, Greece was wasted by the Peloponesian War (431-404 BC), gained by Sparta, but giving satisfaction to the Persian Kingdom which recovered the lost terrain from 449 BC.
Historians, I have no doubt, still debate the causes and effects of the Peloponesian War. If the book were on the Nazi Holocaust one would have to stretch a point to find any contemporary application.