The Peloponnesian War (431– 404 BC)
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The theme of the map is ‘the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians’ (Thuc. 1,1,1) which was also called ‘the Peloponnesian War’ in subsequent ancient writings (Ephorus, the Hellenistic chronographers, Diod. Sic. 12,37,2 etc.; Cic. Rep. 3,44). Among scholars th…

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Wittke, A.-M., “The Peloponnesian War (431– 404 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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