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

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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.



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