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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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  • What did Thucydides believe had given King Agamemnon of Mycenae the right to lead the Greeks against Troy?
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  • What were the two cities whose long-standing rivalry was responsible for sparking the Peloponnesian War?
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  • Which Greek city had enjoyed a freedom from tyrants for more than 400 years at the time of the Peloponnesian War?
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  • The oracle located at the most important Greek temple inspired Cylons attempted coup in Athens. Where was it located?
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  • Why did the Spartans consider "the curse of the goddess" to be a useful pretext for war against Athens?
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  • Which pair of Hellenic heroes of the Persian War eventually betrayed their cities in favor of King Xerxes of Persia?
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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?
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  • Where were Athens and Sparta located, respectively?
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  • How did Thucydides refer to the 50 years leading up to the war?
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  • What event significantly weakened Athens during the summer of the wars second year?
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  • How did the people of Athens respond to the plague?
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  • What did Athens do after the second invasion of Attica by the Peloponnesians?
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