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Chapter 12, Lesson 2: The Peloponnesian War (pp. 369-373)

I. Athens and Sparta

II. End of the Golden Age
    A. After their defeat by Sparta, Athenian democracy was weakened.

    B. Socrates was an important teacher and philosopher challenged his students to examine their own beliefs by asking questions.

    C. Athenian leaders believed Socrates was encouraging students to challenge government authority, so they tried him and sentenced him to die.

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