• The Peloponnesian War

  • A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Greek War Between the Two Leading City-States in Ancient Greece: Athens and Sparta
  • By: Captivating Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Peloponnesian War, then pay attention....

The Peloponnesian War enveloped the entire Greek world, from Syracuse on the island of Sicily to the shores of western Turkey. It ravaged the Greek population and produced great hardships, and it led to the eventual downfall of the Athenian Empire and the rise of the Spartan Empire.

While it’s true that war should be avoided at all costs, it’s also true that it’s a great teacher. It shows people who they are, and it forces them to rise up in the face of great adversity. And while the Athenians did eventually fall to the Spartans, neither side won or lost. The only losers were those who lived during this tragic conflict that was defined by famine and plague, and the only winners were those who came afterward and who were able to enjoy the tremendous advancements in human culture that came from one of the most prolific conflicts of all time.

In this book, you will discover topics such as:

  • Understanding Peloponnese
  • The Peloponnesian and Delian leagues
  • Rising tensions between Athens and Sparta: The First Peloponnesian war to the 30 years’ peace
  • The Archidamian war to the peace of Nicias
  • The attack of Syracuse brings more war
  • The Ionian War and the fall of Athens
  • Fighting in an Ancient Greek army
  • The war’s impact on Greek culture
  • Philosophy during war: Socrates
  • And much, much more!
©2019 Captivating History (P)2019 Captivating History
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A warning of how history repeats itself

This book explains the inevitaboties of conflicting purposes of the ruling class lead to conflict.

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ok

it was ok the narration could have been a little better but it's history so I'm happy

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Good work by the author.

I took this is a sort of summary/ of Captivating History author’s work on this subject. But I'm also still a little worried by the fact that in 3 hours and 3 minutes of narrative. Still I learned more about the War from this audible than I did in any class or combination of texts from college.

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The Pelopnnesian War, I'm satisfied.

I have already listen to it pretty far into it and haven't establish anything annoying. The topic is well described and the author able to visualize it for its listeners.

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I love the Antiquity.

My interest in this age of Greek history is a current one, glimmered by an outstanding documentary. So I'm a true layman. The author fails to make the story of the war fun to read. The description is a bit dry. Still there are some points very greatly described.

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An excellent history

I became involved in antique warfare and history by way of war gaming, and in specific I became interested in the warfare of the Peloponnesian war and classical era.

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An exceptional summary of the war

A must-read for the Peloponnesian war equally a must read for those who attentive in history relating to war and politics.

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One of the leading author.

This book is predestined to be a one-book association. The wipe, for me, came in determining. Love it really.

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An excellent audible.

It is a delicacy listening Captivating History’s audible on the Peloponnesian War. As you may know, the author had previously written a huge list of book on war, each one concentrating on a dissimilar segment of the war.

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A classic edition.

Captivating History id's a leading historian with lots of books under their belt. This work is of influential standing. Written for the historian and the untrained individuals. You don't have to be a classicist to escalate this unbelievable work.

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  • Lydia Gough
  • 03-31-19

I enjoyed reading it.

The author described fighting styles and motives for fighting such a extended war later. Each side had several city- states vying for power. It was Sparta and several cities vs. essentially the newly evolved Athenian Empire. It was not just a boring set of facts.

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  • Christina
  • 04-06-19

Good for the beginners.

For the beginner, such as me, I would have prized more material on the political parties and military competences, I have listen about half the book, not being adequately absorbed in the details of the war for themselves, but at no time was it cloudy, and I would recommend it even for listeners who are not that interested in this kind of history.

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  • Rakihia Tau
  • 05-01-22

This was a great overview of the Peloponnesian war

The audible book on the wars would provide the student of classical Greek history a very good overview