a war between Athens and Sparta, 431–404 b.c., that resulted in the transfer of hegemony in Greece from Athens to Sparta.
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British Dictionary definitions for Peloponnesian War
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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Cultural definitions for Peloponnesian War
[ (pel-uh-puh-nee-zhuhn, pel-uh-puh-nee-shuhn) ]
notes for Peloponnesian War
The historian Thucydides fought in the Peloponnesian War and later wrote a remarkable history about it.
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