chapter  17
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THE CAUSES OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR

PELOPONNESIAN WAR I think that the truest explanation (prophasis), but the one that was least made public, was that the growth of Athens’ power and the fear that this caused among the Spartans made war inevitable. But the grounds of complaint (aitiai), which were openly stated by each side and led them to break the peace and go to war, were as follows.