Peloponnesian War 431–404 BCE

Peloponnesian War 431–404 BCE

Map Code: Ax01563

£2.99

Availability: In stock

In order to dominate the trade routes with southern Italy and Sicily, Athens backed Corcyra in a dispute with Corinth. Corinth enlisted Sparta’s help against Athens, and supported a Thessalian city-state revolt against Athens (432 BCE). Athens’ leader, Pericles, isolated Corinth by refusing to trade with Megara, a Spartan ally. Tensions erupted into the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BCE), after the Athenian navy raided the Peloponnesian coastline. Pericles soon died in an epidemic that decimated much of Athens. Weakened, but still strong, Athens engaged in a ten-year war, brutally suppressing revolts throughout its empire. After the Athenian ally, Plataea, was taken by Thebes, and the Athenian commander, Cleon, was killed at Amphipolis, there was a temporary truce (421 BCE). Fresh hostilities soon broke out. These included the Athenian massacre of the Melians (Melos) and a failed Athenian expedition against Sicily. Athens fell to the Spartan general, Lysander, after a long siege in 405–404 BCE.
Categories: Warfare / Empires /
HIGH QUALITY IMAGE DOWNLOADS
All of our downloadable maps are provided as JPEG at 300 DPI and a minimum of 1500px wide.
  • Different Formats

  • Request Variations

  • Institution Subscriptions

Description

Details

In order to dominate the trade routes with southern Italy and Sicily, Athens backed Corcyra in a dispute with Corinth. Corinth enlisted Sparta’s help against Athens, and supported a Thessalian city-state revolt against Athens (432 BCE). Athens’ leader, Pericles, isolated Corinth by refusing to trade with Megara, a Spartan ally. Tensions erupted into the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BCE), after the Athenian navy raided the Peloponnesian coastline. Pericles soon died in an epidemic that decimated much of Athens. Weakened, but still strong, Athens engaged in a ten-year war, brutally suppressing revolts throughout its empire. After the Athenian ally, Plataea, was taken by Thebes, and the Athenian commander, Cleon, was killed at Amphipolis, there was a temporary truce (421 BCE). Fresh hostilities soon broke out. These included the Athenian massacre of the Melians (Melos) and a failed Athenian expedition against Sicily. Athens fell to the Spartan general, Lysander, after a long siege in 405–404 BCE.
Additional Information

Period

Classical [499BCE - 500CE]

Region

Europe

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Academic Subscriptions

Our annotated maps support course-based & individual research and learning.

Call 0113 4577 990 or email subscriptions@themaparchive.com for further information

Please wait...

Continue shopping
View cart & checkout
Continue shopping
View cart & checkout