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Peloponnesian War

 

Definition: Western Greek city-state founded by settlers from Corinth on the island of Sicily, which is southwest of Italy. A revolt in Syracuse and the Athenians' response to that revolt helped cause the Peloponnesian War.

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Ancient Greece
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More on Syracuse
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The Rise of the Greek Polis
Students just like you wrote this summary of how the Greek polis, or city-state, came to be.

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