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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

101 - Disaster in Sicily



In this episode, we discuss the year 413 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the rise of Archelaus to the Macedonian throne, the Spartan establishment of Decelea, the defeats by the Athenian army and navy at Syracuse, and the retreat and ultimate surrender of the Athenians, which brought the Sicilian Expedition to an end

Primary Sources: 
Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesian War (Book 7)
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

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



Video/The Sicilian Expedition - Complete Documentary (Ancient History Guy)



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