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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How to use Peloponnesian War in a sentence
Moreover, even during the Peloponnesian War, there was no persecution of aliens and no expulsion of aliens from Athens.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
In the interval between the close of the Peloponnesian War and the battle of Chronea few additions were made to the city.
When Pericles died, the Peloponnesian War had already been carried on for more than three years, but was not nearly at an end.The Story of the Greeks | H. A. Guerber
Thus ended the Peloponnesian War, which, as you have seen, began shortly before the death of Pericles.The Story of the Greeks | H. A. Guerber
The Peloponnesian War may be conveniently divided into four chief periods.Stories from Thucydides | H. L. Havell
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
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