The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece by Jennifer T. Roberts PDF

The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece by Jennifer T. Roberts PDF

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Book Title The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece by Jennifer T. Roberts PDF
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  • ISBN-10: 0199996644
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199996643

In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. The war embroiled the entire Greek world, provoking years of butchery previously unparalleled in ancient Greece. Whole cities were exterminated, their men killed, their women and children enslaved. While the war is commonly believed to have ended with the capture of the Athenian navy in 405 and the subsequent starvation of Athens, fighting in Greece would continue for several decades. Sparta's authority was challenged in the so-called Corinthian War (395-387) when Persian gold helped unite Athens with Sparta's former allies. The war did not truly end until, in 371, Thebes' crack infantry resoundingly defeated Sparta at Leuctra, forever shattering the myth of Spartan military supremacy.

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