1. What are the dates of the Peloponnesian War ?
431 to 404 BC
2. The war is between what two powers?
The Athenian empire and the Peloponnesian League, an alliance of city-states led by Sparta.
3. What is the stated purpose of Book One of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War?
To establish background and attempt to examine the causes of the war.
4. How is the book historically divided by modern scholars?
Book One has historically been subdivided into two named segments although these do not exist as such in the text itself.
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