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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
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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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    Battle of Cyzicus

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    Battle of Cyzicus
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    The naval Battle of Cyzicus took place in 410 BC during the Peloponnesian War. In the battle, an Athenian fleet commanded by Alcibiades, Thrasybulus, and Theramenes routed and completely destroyed a Spartan fleet commanded by Mindarus. The victory allowed Athens to recover control over a number of ...more

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    • Locations: Dardanelles
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta
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    Battle of Delium
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    The Battle of Delium took place in 424 BC between the Athenians and the Boeotians, and ended with the siege of Delium in the following weeks.more

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    • Locations: Delium
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
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    Battle of Eretria

    The naval Battle of Eretria, between Sparta and Athens, took place in September 411 BC, off the coast of Euboea.more

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    • Locations: Euboea, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta
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    Battle of Idomene

    The Battle of Idomene was a battle in the Peloponnesian War in 426 BC, between the Athenians and the Ambracians. The Ambracians, who were allies of the Spartans, had sent a relief force to help the army that had invaded Amphilochia previously. Unbeknownst to the Ambracians, the first army had been ...more

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    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
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    The Battle of Leuctra was a battle fought on July 6, 371 BC, between the Boeotians led by Thebans and the Spartans along with their allies amidst the post-Corinthian War conflict. The battle took place in the neighbourhood of Leuctra, a village in Boeotia in the territory of Thespiae. The Theban victory ...more

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    • Locations: Boeotia, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta, Ancient Thebes
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    Battle of Mantinea

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    Battle of Mantinea
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    The Battle of Mantinea was fought on July 4 362 BC between the Thebans, led by Epaminondas and supported by the Arcadians and the Boeotian league against the Spartans, led by King Agesilaus II and supported by the Eleans, Athenians, and Mantineans. The battle was to determine which of the two alliances ...more

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    • Locations: Arcadia, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Classical Athens, Mantineia, Boeotians, Sparta, Elis, + more
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    Battle of Mantinea

    The Battle of Mantinea of 418 BC was a significant engagement in the Peloponnesian War. Sparta and its allies defeated an army led by Argos and Athens.more

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    • Locations: Mantineia, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Mantineia, Sparta
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    Battle of Megara

    The city of Megara was situated in the country of Megarid, between central Greece and the Peloponnese. Megara, ally of Sparta, consisted of farming villages, with flat plains and foothills. Megara hosted two harbors: Pagae and Nisaia, making it a prime focus of contention┬╣.more

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    • Locations: Megara, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Megara, Sparta
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    Battle of Melos

    The Battle of Melos was fought in 415 BC between Athens and Melos. Melos had attempted to remain neutral in the Peloponnesian War, but Athens attacked and forced Melos to surrender. All Melian males capable of bearing arms were killed, and the women and children became slaves. The Melian dialogue which ...more

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    • Locations: Milos, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
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    Battle of Mytilene

    The Battle of Mytilene was a battle fought in 406 BC between Athens and Sparta. The Spartans were victorious.more

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    • Locations: Mytilene, Greece
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
    • Combatants: Sparta
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    Battle of Naupactus

    The Battle of Naupactus was a naval battle in the Peloponnesian War. The battle, which took place a week after the Athenian victory at Rhium, set an Athenian fleet of twenty ships, commanded by Phormio, against a Peloponnesian fleet of seventy-seven ships, commanded by Cnemus. In the battle, the ...more

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    • Locations: Gulf of Corinth
    • Part of: Peloponnesian War
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    Battle of Notium

    The Battle of Notium in 406 BC, was a Spartan naval victory in the Peloponnesian War. Prior to the battle, the Athenian commander, Alcibiades, left his helmsman, Antiochus, in command of the Athenian fleet, which was blockading the Spartan fleet in Ephesus. In violation of his orders, Antiochus ...more

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