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Thursday, February 13, 2020

100 - A Sicilian Stalemate



In this episode, we discuss the years 415-414 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian attempt at blockading Syracuse, the death of Lamachos, the tactical blunders of Nikias, the arrival of Gylippus, and the "Birds" of Aristophanes

Primary Sources: 
Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesian War (Book 6)
Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesian War (Book 7)
Aristophanes' The Birds
Plutarch's Life of Nikias
Plutarch's Life of Alcibiades
Diodorus Siculus' The Library of History (Book 13)


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


Video/Part 9 of the Peloponnesian War (History Den)



Video/Part 10 of the Peloponnesian War (History Den)



Video/The Sicilian Expedition - Part Four - Stalemate (Ancient History Guy)



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