Peloponnesian War

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseNov, 1982
DeveloperM.C. Lothlorien
Platform(s)ZX-81, ZXSpectrum
GenreText-based; strategy game; empire-building
SettingGreece during the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE), playing as Athens versus Sparta in various city-states (Argos, Corcyra, Corinth, Elis, Mantinea, Megara, Plataea, Potidaea, Syracuse, Thebes)
Notable charactersBArchidamus, Callicratidas, Agesilaus, Lysander, Brasidas, Gylippus, Nicias, Pericles, Cleon, Cimon, Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Conon


Lowe, D. (2009). ‘Playing with Antiquity: Videogame Receptions of the Classical World’ in D. Lowe & K. Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 64-90.

Additional keywords

history, resource management

Click here to play the game. The ‘written notes’ can be found here.

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