Ancient Greece’s history is chock-full of heroic figures, glorious wars, and countless contributions to the world in various disciplines. These contributions have impressed and stimulated the minds of generations of people worldwide for more than two thousand years. However, there were events that occurred that were pretty shameful, especially for a superb civilization such as the ancient Greek. One such shameful event was the Peloponnesian War, arguably the most catastrophic and disastrous civil war in antiquity, which transformed ancient Greece from a cultural capital into a poor and decadent place.
Soon after the most glorious moment of ancient Greek warfare and the victory of the united Greek forces against the Persian Empire, the two dominant city-states of Greece, Athens and Sparta, put all logic aside. Blind from their greed, they surrendered to their thirst for absolute power and domination. Inevitably this led to the Peloponnesian War that destroyed whole cities and marked the dramatic end to the fifth century BCE and the golden age of Greece. Here follow 25 Devastating Facts About The Peloponnesian War that will remind you that civil war, or any war for that matter, can only destroy what great individuals have built with their minds.
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