List Of Peloponnesian War Battles Military Conflicts

List Of Peloponnesian War Battles

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List of every major Peloponnesian War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Peloponnesian War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Peloponnesian War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Peloponnesian War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Peloponnesian War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Battle of Mantinea and Battle of Aegospotami are included on this list.

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    The Aetolian campaign, often referred to as "Demosthenes' Aetolian campaign", was a failed Athenian offensive in northwestern Greece during the Archidamian War. In 426 BCE, Demosthenes was dispatched from Athens to the Corinthian Gulf in command of a fleet of 30 ships. Arriving in the northwest, he ...more

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    • Locations: Aetolia
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
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    The Battle of Abydos was an Athenian naval victory in the Peloponnesian War. In the battle, the Spartan fleet under Mindarus attempted to rescue a small allied fleet that had been driven ashore at Dardanus, but was attacked by the Athenian fleet, under Thrasybulus. The fighting was evenly contested for ...more

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    • Locations: Dardanelles
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta
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    Battle of Aegospotami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Peloponnesian War Battles
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    The naval Battle of Aegospotami took place in 405 BC and was the last major battle of the Peloponnesian War. In the battle, a Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian navy. This effectively ended the war, since Athens could not import grain or communicate with its empire without control of ...more

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    • Locations: Dardanelles
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Peloponnesian League, Achaemenid Empire, Sparta, Delian League
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    Battle of Amphipolis

    The Battle of Amphipolis was fought in 422 BC during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. It was the culmination of events that began in 424 BC with the capture of Amphipolis by the Spartans.more

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    • Locations: Amphipolis, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta
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    Battle of Arginusae

    The naval Battle of Arginusae took place in 406 BC during the Peloponnesian War near the Arginusae islands east of the island of Lesbos. In the battle, an Athenian fleet commanded by eight strategoi defeated a Spartan fleet under Callicratidas. The battle was precipitated by a Spartan victory which led ...more

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    • Locations: Lesbos, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta
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    Battle of Spartolos

    The Battle of Spartolos took place in 429 BC between Athens and the Chalkidian League and their allies, in the early part of the Peloponnesian War. The Athenians under Xenophon marched into Thrace to attack Spartolos. They destroyed the crops outside the city and began negotiating with pro-Athenian ...more

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    • Locations: Chalkidiki, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
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    Battle of Coronea

    The Battle of Coronea took place between the Athenian-led Delian League and the Boeotian League in 447 BC during the First Peloponnesian War. In 457 BC the Athenians had taken control of Boeotia at the Battle of Oenophyta, and spent the next ten years attempting to consolidate the League's power. In 454 ...more

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    • Locations: Koroneia, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Delian League
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    The naval Battle of Cynossema took place in 411 BC during the Peloponnesian War. In the battle, an Athenian fleet commanded by Thrasybulus and Thrasyllus, although initially thrown on the defensive by a numerically superior Spartan fleet, won a narrow victory. This victory, coming as it did at a time ...more

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    • Locations: Dardanelles
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta
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