A city-state that is widely regarded as embodying Greek ideals of equality and democracy. Much of Book One considers its history and, as one of two principle combatants, it is prominent within the text.
During the time of the Peloponnesian War, this city is universally regarded as the finest military state in Greece. Its hoplites are nearly invincible and its generals are considered to be the best leadership available to any armed force.
This is an alliance of Greek cities during the 5th century BC. Athens is the unquestioned leader and in the years leading up to the Peloponnesian War, many feel that it is simply a euphemism or pretext for the Athenian empire.
An alliance of Greek cities during the 5th century BC with Sparta as its obvious leader.
A city in the Peloponnesus, its location is of strategic importance...
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