The Peloponnesian War [S-16-45]

Presenter: Sarah Melville
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 1:30 PM 03/28, 04/04, 04/11, 04/18
Status: CLOSED

Print Info

In one of the longest and most destructive conflicts of ancient times, the Peloponnesian War (ca. 431-404 BCE), the Athenian Empire fought against Sparta and allied members of the Peloponnesian League. Using Thucydides’ history of the war as our main source, we will discuss key events – the plague of Athens, Pericles’ funeral oration, the Melian Dialogue and the ill-fated Sicilian Expedition – within the cultural context of the time.

Sarah Melville is an Associate Professor of History at Clarkson, where she teaches courses in Ancient History and War Studies, including a class on warfare in ancient Greece.

NOTE: The presenter will provide some reading material.

Back To Spring 2016 Semester Course List


382 Van Housen Ext.
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, New York 13676

Office hours: 9:00-2:00 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (hours may vary when SOAR is not in session)

Phone: 315-267-2690


Visit our sponsoring institution:
SUNY Potsdam