Peloponnesians love


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  • n. Plural form of Peloponnesian.


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  • The army of the Peloponnesians was the largest and outflanked their opponents; and Demosthenes fearing that his right might be surrounded, placed in ambush in a hollow way overgrown with bushes some four hundred heavy infantry and light troops, who were to rise up at the moment of the onset behind the projecting left wing of the enemy, and to take them in the rear.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The army of the Peloponnesians was the largest and outflanked their opponents; and Demosthenes, fearing that his right might be surrounded, placed some four hundred hoplites and light troops in ambush in a sunken road overgrown with bushes.


  • Translated by Benjamin Jowett.] [Footnote 20: The Peloponnesians were the people of the peninsula which forms the southern part of Greece, and which is now known as

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece

  • Even the Peloponnesians were not eager to lend a hand.

    Alexander the Great

  • The Germans, who have already provided guarantees and direct support to the European Financial Stability Facility worth billions of euros, keep shelling out money to profligate Peloponnesians and sun-soaked southern Europeans, each time hoping that they won't get back on the train.

    David Miles: The Euro Elephant in the German Living Room

  • Eerily we might hear Bush's fateful slogan "Mission Accomplished" prefigured in Thucydides 'retrospective on Athens' downfall: "So overwhelmingly great were the resources which Pericles had in mind at the time when he prophesied an easy victory for Athens over the Peloponnesians."

    John Seery: The War. The War. The War.

  • Which would have been fine with the corporate interests in Greece (known as oligarchs -- that's where the word comes from), who made sure Solon's attempts at fairness wouldn't last by overthrowing his protege, Pisistratus, leading to long periods of instability broken only by the need for the people came together to fight a common enemy (interchangeable between Persia, the Peloponnesians, Philip of Macedonia ...).

    Janet Ritz: History Lessons

  • Atticus, to make a speedy [591] passage, and less dangerous, from the Ionian and Aegean seas; but because it could not be so well effected, the Peloponnesians built a wall like our Picts 'wall about Schaenute, where Neptune's temple stood, and in the shortest cut over the Isthmus, of which Diodorus, lib.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • A dispute among the Greeks regarding their best defense was resolved thus: the Peloponnesians, led by Sparta, would build a wall across the Isthmus of Corinth in order to protect the cities of southern Greece.

    Movie Review "300"

  • But time was short, and an attempt to delay the relentless advance of Xerxes 'army was necessary to enable the Athenians to abandon their city and the Peloponnesians to build their defensive wall.

    Movie Review "300"


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