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Course Lecture Titles
1. Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War
2. The Greek Way of War
3. SpartaPerceptions and Prejudices
4. Sparta and Her Allies
5. The Athenian Democracy
6. Athens and the Navy
7. Vi…
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