Glencoe World History: The Human Experience: The Early Ages
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Chapter 4: The Rise of Ancient Greece
"The Peloponnesian War"

Introduction
In this chapter you have learned about the rivalry between Sparta and Athens, the two major city-states of ancient Greece. At times the two would unite, as they did to hold off the Persians. Finally, however, the two found themselves on opposite sides of a lengthy war that eventually led to a decline for the Greek city-states.

Destination Title: The Peloponnesian War Web site

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Directions
Start at The First Peloponnesian War Web site.

  • Click through the topics on the Web site, reading and analyzing the information about the Peloponnesian War.
  • Answer the following questions.


1.  What incidents led to the Peloponnesian War?


2.  What problem resulted from Pericles's strategy of protecting people within the walls of Athens?


3.  What was Syracuse, and why did Athens besiege it?


4.  What do you think were the reasons for the rivalry between Athens and Sparta?









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