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Peloponnesian League

The earliest known and longest‐lasting Greek offensive and defensive alliance. The name is modern and inaccurate, since the alliance was neither all‐ and only Peloponnesian nor a league ...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
2,715 words

...up to the Twentieth Century Undoubtedly, the classic texts from the ancient Greeks and the medieval scholars had a tremendous influence on British philosophers discussing war and peace during the Enlightenment . Hobbes published his translation of Thucydides's Peloponnesian War into English in 1628 . His lifelong endeavour to relate Thucydides's conclusions about man, war and society to his own age informed his absolutist political and social philosophy (for Hobbes the sovereign must have an absolute political and military power so that peace...

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