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Peloponnesian War


The entire congregation around me groaned when they saw the boat; it looked as if it had been designed and constructed during the Peloponnesian War.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  a war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta (431-404 BC)
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  • The entire congregation around me groaned when they saw the boat; it looked as if it had been designed and constructed during the Peloponnesian War.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He must read Thucydides’s history of the Peloponnesian War.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Their mutual jealousies, fears, and hatreds ended in the famous Peloponnesian war, which ended in the ruin and slavery of Athens, who had started it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Their mutual jealousies, fears, hatreds, and injuries ended in the celebrated Peloponnesian war; which itself ended in the ruin and slavery of the Athenians who had begun it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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  • He also started the Peloponnesian war—which ruined the Athenian commonwealth—for one or more reasons: because he was annoyed with the Megarensians (another nation of Greece), to avoid prosecution as a coconspirator in the theft of a statue of Phidias, and/or to get rid of accusations of using state funds to purchase popularity.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • …as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,3 or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,4 or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Peloponnesian War [8] , Punic Wars [8] , Hundred Years’ War [8] , Napoleonic Wars [8] , Punic Wars [8] , Thirty Years’ War [8] , Wars of the Roses [8] , Sino-Japanese War [9]
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