Unformatted text preview: a siege wall, and if you can completely seal of the city, you can force it to surrender. o The Syracuse’s is to build counter walls that go straight out. The first 2 did not work. The third did-stopped progress of Athenian siege wall. o The first failure was the Athenians could not finish the siege wall. The second- they gradually lost their dominance at sea. The Syracauseans beat them. Because they were a naval power as well. Athenians try to get out of the harbor to retreat but The s’s form a chain of ships across the entrance to the harbor. Nicias see eclipse, waits 27 days but get attacked before then. Then they try to go up Anapus river but it was blocked and so they went south until Assinarus River. o Gulepos of Sparta gets into city just in time....
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- Spring '07
- Ancient Greece, siege wall, basic Athenian tactic, Athenian siege wall