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Sunday, April 28, 2019

091 - Attrition and Plague




In this episode, we discuss the first year and a half of the war (431-430 BC), as both Sparta and Athens initiated their war strategies, including a Theban sneak attack on Plataea that began the war, Peloponnesian land raids on Attica, Athenian naval raids on the Peloponnese and northwestern Greece, Athenian alliances with Odrysian Thrace, a famous funeral oration by Pericles, and a deadly plague that devastated Athens

Primary Sources: 
Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesian War (Book 2)
Plutarch's Life of Pericles
Diodorus Siculus' The Library of History (Book 12)



Supplementary Resources (Videos, Photos, Other Podcasts)


Video/The Peloponnesian War (Khan Academy)



Video/The Peloponnesian War (Epimetheus)





File:Map athenian empire 431 BC-en.svg

File:Pelop war en.png


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