History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides

Table of Contents

  1. The First Book.

  2. The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War
  3. Causes of the War - The Affair of Epidamnus - The Affair of Potidaea
  4. Congress of the Peloponnesian Confederacy at Lacedaemon
  5. From the end of the Persian to the beginning of the Peloponnesian War - The Progress from Supremacy to Empire
  6. Second Congress at Lacedaemon - Preparations for War and Diplomatic Skirmishes - Cylon - Pausanias - Themistocles
  7. The Second Book.

  8. Beginning of the Peloponnesian War - First Invasion of Attica - Funeral Oration of Pericles
  9. Second Year of the War - The Plague of Athens - Position and Policy of Pericles - Fall of Potidaea
  10. Third Year of the War - Investment of Plataea - Naval Victories of Phormio - Thracian Irruption into Macedonia under Sitalces
  11. The Third Book.

  12. Fourth and Fifth Years of the War - Revolt of Mitylene
  13. Fifth Year of the War - Trial and Execution of the Plataeans - Corcyraean Revolution
  14. Year of the War - Campaigns of Demosthenes in Western Greece - Ruin of Ambracia
  15. The Fourth Book.

  16. Seventh Year of the War - Occupation of Pylos - Surrender of the Spartan Army in Sphacteria
  17. Seventh and Eighth Years of the War - End of Corcyraean Revolution - Peace of Gela - Capture of Nisaea
  18. Eighth and Ninth Years of the War - Invasion of Boeotia - Fall of Amphipolis - Brilliant Successes of Brasidas
  19. The Fifth Book.

  20. Tenth Year of the War - Death of Cleon and Brasidas - Peace of Nicias
  21. Feeling against Sparta in Peloponnese - League of the Mantineans, Eleans, Argives, and Athenians - Battle of Mantinea and breaking up of the League
  22. Sixteenth Year of the War - The Melian Conference - Fate of Melos
  23. The Sixth Book.

  24. Seventeenth Year of the War - The Sicilian Campaign - Affair of the Hermae - Departure of the Expedition
  25. Seventeenth Year of the War - Parties at Syracuse - Story of Harmodius and Aristogiton - Disgrace of Alcibiades
  26. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of the War - Inaction of the Athenian Army - Alcibiades at Sparta - Investment of Syracuse
  27. The Seventh Book.

  28. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of the War - Arrival of Gylippus at Syracuse - Fortification of Decelea - Successes of the Syracusans
  29. Nineteenth Year of the War - Arrival of Demosthenes - Defeat of the Athenians at Epipolae - Folly and Obstinancy of Nicias
  30. Nineteenth Year of the War - Battles in the Great Harbour - Retreat and Annihilation of the Athenian Army
  31. The Eighth Book.

  32. Nineteenth and Twentieth Years of the War - Revolt of Ionia - Intervention of Persia - The War in Ionia
  33. Twentieth and Twenty - first Years of the War - Intrigues of Alcibiades - Withdrawal of the Persian Subsidies - Oligarchical Coup d’Etat at Athens - Patriotism of the Army at Samos
  34. Twenty-first Year of the War - Recall of Alcibiades to Samos - Revolt of Euboea and Downfall of the Four Hundred - Battle of Cynossema


  1. Ancient Greece, with the adjoining parts of Asia Minor
  2. Plans of the Battle of Plataea
  3. Athens — The City and its surroundings
  4. Battles of Naupactus
  5. Pylos in Laconia
  6. Sicily and the Scene of the Athenian Campaign before Syracuse
  7. Plan of Syracuse — Harbours and Athenian position


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