Published on February 20, 2014
Athenian influence suspected
Persia sets its sights on Greece
With little help, Athens stuns Persians at the Battle of Marathon
Other city-states now recognize Persia as a real threat Alliance formed to unite Greece against another Persian attack “the enemy of my enemy becomes my friend”
Led by the Athenian king Themisticles
Spartan King Leonidas and his elite bodyguard of 300 sacrifice themselves to hold off the Persians Allows the remainder of Greek forces to fight again another day
Persian fleet is destroyed at a naval battle near the island of Salamis Without supplies, Persians are forced to retreat from Greece
Athens urges other city-states to remain an alliance to fight possible future Persian attacks Many city-states decline, preferring their independent nature
Using the naval fleet at their disposal, Athens uses force to interfere with trade
Sparta negotiates an agreement with Athens to not force other city-states into the league
Athens violates agreement with Sparta Athens and Sparta go to war
Peloponnesian War; The Peloponnesian war alliances at 431 BC. Orange: Athenian Empire and Allies; Green: Spartan Confederacy
The Peloponnesian War ( 431 - 404 B.C ) The War fought between the two leading city-states in ancient Greece, Athens and Sparta. Description:
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