Thucydides – History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides – History of the Peloponnesian War

 

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1. What was the Peloponnesian League? What was the Delian League? Why was each formed? 2. Describe life in ancient Sparta. Describe life in ancient Athens. Discuss both the personal lives of the people as well as how the economic structure allowed for these lifestyles. 3. Describe the political structure of both ancient Sparta and Ancient Athens. 4. Who were the Thirty Tyrants? 5. Discuss some of the prominent events of the war (The Athenian Plague, The Sicilian Expedition) and how these contributed the outcome of the war. 6. Who won the Peloponnesian War? 7. What does Pericles claim are the benefits of Athenian democracy in his funeral oration? Why do these things make the deaths of Athenian warriors nobler than those of the Spartans? 8. Recount the Melian dialogue in your own words. What makes it an example political realism?