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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.
Aetolian campaign is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Peloponnesian War Battles
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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 quickly assembled a coalition force from Athens' allies in the region and besieging the city of Leucas. Before that siege reached a conclusion, however, he was persuaded to abandon it in favor of an attack on the tribal region of Aetolia. Leaving Leucas, he set out towards Aetolia, losing along the way several major contingents from his army, whose leaders were apparently unhappy with his change ...more

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 a great length of time, but towards evening the arrival of Alcibiades with Athenian reinforcements tipped the balance in favor of the Athenians, and the Peloponnesians were forced to flee back to their base at Abydos, suffering heavy losses along the way. ...more

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 the sea. ...more

Locations: Dardanelles

Part of: Peloponnesian War

Combatants: Peloponnesian League, Achaemenid Empire, Sparta, Delian League

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Battle of Amphipolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Peloponnesian War Battles
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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

Locations: Amphipolis, Greece

Part of: Peloponnesian War

Combatants: Sparta