Socrates was the founding father of ... ... middle of paper ... ...tes. Polis and Politics : Essays in Greek Moral and Political Philosophy / Edited by Andros Loizou, Harry Lesser. The philosophy of Socrates. (July 01, 2000). Choice Reviews Online, 37, 11, 37-6200.
After the Peloponnesian War Sparta set up a government called the Thirty Tyrants, when the Thirty Tyrants were over-thrown Socrates was accused of several acts of treason. During Socrat... ... middle of paper ... ... surprised that Plato didn't love democracy and pushed for Utopia, but Plato had seen democracy at work in Athens and thought it a wretched idea. Bibliography Baggani, Julian and Jeremy Stangroom, eds. Great Thinkers A-Z. London: Continuum, 2004.
The following year, Athens simply took over a second Corinthian colony. Corinth, an ally of Sparta, asked for help in halting the Athenian aggression. This, combined with an Athenian embargo on commerce from a different Spartan ally, led to negotiations to mediate the dispute. When negotiations failed, Sparta declared war on Athens. From 431 to 425 BC... ... middle of paper ... ...med control of all Greek states in Asia and the rest became autonomous.
Sparta then took the issue up with the Pel... ... middle of paper ... ... up a new chapter for the Greek people. As it allowed Phillip II from Macedonia to invade and unite Greece with ease. The Peloponnesian War could easily be considered one of the most life changing and significant wars that occurred in classical Greece. It was fought between two empires which originally stood together against a common enemy, the Persians. However, once this common enemy was defeated, Sparta and Athens began to become great rivals vying for control of Greece.