Sparta & Athens Following news that the mayors of Athens and Sparta today signed a symbolic peace agreement ending the Peloponnesian War, NPR's Neal Conan speaks with some modern scholars of classical times to find out why this conflict is still studied some 2,500 years after it ended.
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Sparta & Athens

Sparta & Athens

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Following news that the mayors of Athens and Sparta today signed a symbolic peace agreement ending the Peloponnesian War, NPR's Neal Conan speaks with some modern scholars of classical times to find out why this conflict is still studied some 2,500 years after it ended.