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Sunday, May 12, 2019

092 - The End of an Era (Part II)

In this episode, we discuss the years 430 and 429 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including a failed Spartan invasion of Zakynthos and Acarnania, Phormio's naval victories at Rhium and Naupactus, an Athenian debacle at Spartolos, the end of the siege of Potidaea, the death of Pericles and Phormio, and a Thracian invasion of Macedonia

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  


Recommended Podcast Episodes:
***Antiquitas - Pericles
***Antiquity in Question - The Peloponnesian War, the End of an Independent Greece?
***History in the Making - The Olympian has Fallen

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