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The Landmark Thucydides Quizzes & Trivia

The Ancient Greeks are renowned for their detailed mythology, endless acts of valor and historic wars. The Landmark Thucydides by Robert Strassler offers a comprehensive account of the Peloponnesian War that lasted for two decades between the Athenian Empire and the Spartans of the Peloponnesian League.
 
Did you know that Thucydides’s compilation of the causes, incidents and effects of the Peloponnesian War is the first and most famous work of Western historical tradition? Or that the text is still studies at advanced military colleges worldwide? What do you think was the main reason behind this war? Why do you think it lasted that long? Get answers to all these questions and more by taking our quizzes on this war-time literary genius and broaden the horizons of your historic knowledge. Start your deep walk through the history of Ancient Greeks now!
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The Landmark Thucydides is a book, edited by Robert B. Strassler and introduced by Victor Davis Hanson. Thucydides was an Athenian historian who enumerates about the war between Athens and Sparta. Peloponnesian War is a...

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 528   |  Last updated: Jun 23, 2019
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    What did Thucydides believe had given King Agamemnon of Mycenae the right to lead the Greeks against Troy?

A 25-question final exam on The History of the Peloponnesian War

Questions: 24  |  Attempts: 347   |  Last updated: Jan 16, 2017
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    What two Greek cities were the primary antogonists in the Peloponnesian War fought between the Delian League and the Peloponnesian League?

A 8-question quiz on The History of the Peloponnesian War, based on The Landmark Thucydides and covering the nineteenth through twenty-first years of the war.

Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 106   |  Last updated: Dec 13, 2012
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    What was the Athenian reaction to the total defeat in Sicily?
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