Definition of Peloponnesian war

1. Noun. A war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta; 431-404 BC.

Generic synonyms: War, Warfare
Terms within: Aegospotami, Aegospotamos



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peloponnesian War

Pellaea atropurpurea
Pellaea mucronata
Pellaea ornithopus
Pellaea rotundifolia
Pellegrini's disease
Pellegrini-Stieda disease
Pellicularia
Pellicularia filamentosa
Pellicularia koleroga
Pellizzi's syndrome
Pellow
Pelobatidae
Peloponnese
Peloponnesian
Peloponnesian Peninsula
Peloponnesian War
Peloponnesians
Peloponnesus
Pelops
Peltandra
Peltandra virginica
Peltier
Peltier cooling
Peltier effect
Peltiphyllum
Peltiphyllum peltatum
Pelusiac
Pelycosauria
Pema
Pemako

Literary usage of Peloponnesian war

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hellenic History by George Willis Botsford (1922)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE peloponnesian war. To THE BEGINNING OF THE SICILIAN EXPEDITION 431-415 Causes of the war: conflicting political principles. ..."

2. The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1899)
"The peloponnesian war The principle of corruption displayed itself first in the ... A general outbreak of hostilities in the peloponnesian war was the ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1858)
"If Philip began to reign three years farther from the peloponnesian war than was supposed by Diodorus, and reigned the number of years which Diodorus has ..."

4. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With by William Smith (1897)
"First year of ths peloponnesian war. The Thebans make an attempt upon ... Third year of the peloponnesian war. Potidea surrenders to the Athenians after a ..."

5. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"THE SECOND AND THIRD YEARS OF THE peloponnesian war AMONG students of Greek history the little town of Plataea takes a large hold upon the affections. ..."

6. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"SCOPAS, AND LYSIPPUS The Modification of the Athenian Temperament brought about by the peloponnesian war.— The Psychological Art of Scopas and Praxiteles. ..."

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