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Peloponnesian War

Syllabification: Pel·o·pon·ne·sian War
Pronunciation: /ˌpeləpəˈnēZHən ˈwôr
 
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  • 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 Sparta.

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