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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 ...

Peloponnesian War

Peloponnesian War   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... War the war of 431–404 bc fought between Athens and Sparta with their respective allies, occasioned largely by Spartan opposition to the Delian League. It ended in the total defeat of Athens and the transfer, for a brief period, of the leadership of Greece to...

Delian

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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...of or pertaining to Delos, a Greek island in the Cyclades, in ancient times regarded as sacred to Apollo. Delian League an alliance of ancient Greek city states, dominated by Athens, that joined in 478–447 bc against the Persians. The league was disbanded on the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War ( -404 bc ), but again united under Athens' leadership against Spartan aggression in 377–338 bc . Also called the Athenian empire . Delian problem the problem of finding geometrically the side of a cube having twice the volume of a given cube (from...

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