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The First Peloponnesian War

The First Peloponnesian War starts - with athens still fighting the persians....

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Peloponnesian War

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The great war between Athens and Sparta lasted for 27 years, destroyed the Athenian imperial system and changed the entire course of Greek military history.
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Joel Mondragon's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:45 PM

This article illustrates why the Peloponnesian war occurred and what were the impacts. After fighting in a war together Athens and Sparta became rivals creating a war. In the end Sparta came out victorious and Athens were forced to step up a new form of government created by the Spartans. 

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The great War with Sparta and Athens.

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Talks about the Peloponnese war between Sparta and Athens.

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Greek Cavalry in the Peloponnesian War Zone–UPDATED | Legio I ...

Greek Cavalry in the Peloponnesian War Zone–UPDATED | Legio I ... | Ancient Greek Military | Scoop.it
The Greek cavalry, or hippeis, played a major role in the battlefields of the Peloponnesian War. It was an important characteristic that brought Sparta success. The war lasted from 431 to 404 BC. It took place in mainland ...
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The hippies, or cavalry played a major factor for both Athens and Sparta in the Peloponnesian war. 

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Themistokles the Victorious

Navy Battle of Salamis After the Thermopole and the sacrifice of Leonidas & 300 Xerxes defeated from an Athenian .... Themistocles.
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To be a Spartan

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Nowadays, most military experts consider the Spartan hoplites as the first real elite soldiers in World History. This conclusion is not surprising. Almost the only criterio...
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Spartan hopelites are considered by many scholars to be the first elite soldiers or special forces. Sparta considered itself in a perpetual state of war with its helot population. 

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Robert Felix Lindley Jr.'s curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:18 AM

This informational page really shows how people of ancient Sparta lived. It really goes in depth with the military of the city-state, stating that boys as teenagers were trained for battle. War was a big part of Spartan life and culture. It also informs of activities done within the city itself such as festivals and other events. 

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Arrowhead fragment found in Macedonian warrior : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Arrowhead fragment found in Macedonian warrior : Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Ancient Greek Military | Scoop.it

It took less than 10 seconds to reveal the truth about the wounded soldier from the army of Philip II of Macedon, after a radiologist performed an X-ray on a section of ulna (one of the two forearm bones). Prof. Agelarakis was then able to confirm his hypothesis about the veteran and how he survived a devastating injury that would have plagued him until his death.


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Archeologist finds arrowhead lodged in Macedonian warrior.

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Macedonian history: The Greek Religion of ancient Macedonians ...

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Macedonian History: Surviving ancient sources verify that ancient Macedonians shared the same religion with the rest of Greeks.

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Macedonians were greatly devoted to Zeus and Heracles. 

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Macedonia (A concise history of the ancient Greek kingdom) | History Documentaries | ShortForm

Macedonia (A concise history of the ancient Greek kingdom) | History Documentaries | ShortForm | Ancient Greek Military | Scoop.it
Amazing history documentaries.(Video: Macedonia (A concise history of the ancient Greek kingdom) #documentary http://t.co/NRnGSsig...)...

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Macedonia is believed to be the the birth place of the Greek Gods. It is also where Alexander the Great was born.

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THE PELOPONNESIAN WARS

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THE PELOPONNESIAN WARS including Build-up to war, First Peloponnesian War, Thirty Year Treaty, Second Peloponnesian War, Mytilene and Melos, The triumph of Sparta
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Good overview of the Peloponnesian war. It also indicates that Sparta had trouble maintaining its Hellenic League as some of the city-states began adopting democracy, which Sparta was opposed to. 

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How the Peloponnesian War Proved the Utility of Cavalry | Legio I ...

How the Peloponnesian War Proved the Utility of Cavalry | Legio I ... | Ancient Greek Military | Scoop.it
The Peloponnesian War was a war between Athens and Sparta that lasted from 431 B.C.E to 404 B.C.E. It is often referred to as the war between the elephant and the whale. Sparta had claim on the title of elephant with a ...
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Horses had been used in accent greek warfare but they were primarily used to pull chariots. The Peloponnesian war saw them for the first time being used as an effective calvary unit. 

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The Trireme (1/2)

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The trireme was the crucial weapon that turned the tide of the Battle of Salamis in 480 bc. It could reach speeds of up to 14 knots with sail and 8 knots without it, which was far faster than any other ship in its day. 

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the myth of spartan invincibility is destroyed at the battle of leuctra

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Epaminondas of Thebes Changes the Face of Warfare With the Oblique Attack The Peloponnesian War indisputably established Sparta as the paramount power in the Greek World. Though that long conflict had been waged, ...
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Sparta may have entered the Peloponnesian war as an attempt to free other city-states from the Athenians Delian League, but it simply replaced one empirical rule with another.

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Ancient Warriors Macedonians - MACEDONIAN ARMY, THE MOST POWER ARMY OF ALL TIMES

http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/ http://rosetta-stone.etf.ukim.edu.mk/ http://youtu.be/ROvmSazBczQ http://faq.macedonia.org/history/anci... http://www.soro...
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The Macedonian army was revolutionary on many levels. King Philip II demanded that every soldier carry their own gear and supplies which eliminated the need for oxen and wagons that slowed down their march. 

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Famous ancient Greeks – Philip II of Macedonia « History Of Macedonia

Famous ancient Greeks – Philip II of Macedonia « History Of Macedonia | Ancient Greek Military | Scoop.it
King Philip II of Macedon. Philip II of Macedon was a Greek king of Macedon, an ancient Greek kingdom (now Macedonia in Greece). Video from the Youtube channel of eformisis ...

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Philip the II second of Macedon was a King who married Olympius. Together they birthed perhaps the most famous and influential Greek of all, Alexander the Great. 

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Annamieka Mole's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:53 PM

This website will be useful for you to gain an understanding of the role which Philip II played in developing Macedonia into a leading state. It also highlights the importance of influence through marriage during his rule.