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The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta and the Struggle for Ancient Greece

Venue: Classroom

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Date: Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 12 pm
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In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare and, for more than a generation, the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. Whole cities were exterminated, their men killed, their women and children enslaved. Join historian Jennifer Roberts as she discusses the conflict in detail — from its history to the murders and lies to the impact of the war on Greece’s cultural life.



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