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1. Peloponnesian War


A war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta; 431-404 BC.
Conflict between Athens and Sparta, backed by their respective allies, 431–404 BC, originating in suspicions about the ambitions of the Athenian leader Pericles. It was ended by the Spartan general Lysander's capture of the Athenian fleet in 405, and his starving the Athenians into surrender in 404. Sparta's victory meant the destruction of the political power of Athens.

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