Peloponnesian War

The scholarship available on the Peloponnesian War.


  • De Ste Croix, G.E.M., The origins of the Peloponnesian War, London, 1972.
  • Tritle, L.A., A new history of the Peloponnesian War, Chichester, 2010.

Further Reading

  • Badian, E., ‘Thucydides and the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War: a historian’s brief’ in From Plataea to Potidaea: studies in the history and historiography of the Pentecontaetia, Baltimore, 1993, 125-162.
  • Brunt, P.A., ‘Spartan Strategy in the Archidamian War‘ in Studies in Greek history and thought, Oxford, 1993.
  • Cawkwell, G., ‘Thucydides’ judgement of Periclean strategy’ in Yale Classical Studies 24, Cambridge MA, 1975, 53-70.
  • Cawkwell, G., Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War, London, 1997.
  • Holladay, A.J., ‘Athenian Strategy in the Archidamian War’ in Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, 1978, 399-427.
  • Kagan, D., The Archidamian War, London, 1974.
  • Kagan, D., The fall of the Athenian Empire, London, 1987.
  • Lewis, D.M., ‘The Archidamian War’ in The Cambridge ancient history: Vol. 5: The fifth century B.C., Cambridge, 1992, 370-432.
  • Liebeschuetz, W., ‘Thucydides and the Sicilian Expedition’ in Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, 1968, 289-306.
  • Meyer, E.A., ‘The outbreak of the Peloponnesian War after 25 years’ in Polis and polemos: essays on politics, war, and history in Ancient Greece, in honor of Donald Kagan, Claremont CA, 1997, 23-54.
  • Powell, A., Athens and Sparta: constructing Greek political and social history from 478 BC, London, 1988, Ch 2-4.
  • Rhodes, P.J., Thucydides on the Causes of the Peloponnesian War in Hermes, 1987, 154-165.
  • Sealey, R., ‘The Causes of the Peloponnesian War’ in Classical Philology 70.2, 1975, 89-109.
  • Spence, I.G., ‘Perikles and the Defence of Attika during the Peloponnesian War’ in The Journal of Hellenic Studies 110, 1990, 91-109.