While some scholars have tended to downplay the continuities between naval operations in the present era and those of classical Greek and Roman times, Nash argues that the Greeks featured in Thucydides's famous history of the Peloponnesian War
(late fifth century BCE) were quite conscious of such matters as the importance of command of the sea, control of SLOCs, and defense of trade and the role of fleets in diplomacy.
Some of the events described by Thucydides in The Peloponnesian War
do not square with the inevitability thesis.
He cited the Thucydides trap, where Athenian fear of a rising Sparta made the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides, the historian of the Peloponnesian War
in the 5th century BC, explained what caused the war this way: "It was the rise of Athens, and the fear that this inspired in Sparta, that made war inevitable.
Thucydides detailed the effects of messages dispatched during the Peloponnesian War
, and 'narrative' is frequently cited today as an important part of the war against the Islamic State.
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.
In an episode in his History of the Peloponnesian War
This process is played out, Angeliki Tzanetou argues, against the backdrop of Athenian-Spartan conflict and especially the Peloponnesian War
Truth Thucydides made a note covering the Peloponnesian War
Diplomats figured prominently in Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War
, which recounts the epochal 27-year conflict between rival alliances led by Athens and Sparta (431-404 BCE).
These three plays are considered later plays and emerge against a backdrop of the Peloponnesian War
largely because Melians wanted to stay neutral during the Peloponnesian War