WC pp. 127-130 - I. League Building and the Peloponnesian...

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I. League Building and the Peloponnesian War A. Athens Massive Building Projects 1. Kept Athens powerful 2. Democracy vibrant 3. Pericles popular and in power B. Allies were key to Athens 1. Some tried to break away but failed 2. Sparta only real rival in Greek world 3. Made formal peace with Persia C. Delian League ended 1. Some still were loyal to Persians a. Others found them to be a tyrannical empire b. Corinthians one of the accusers D. The Peloponnesian War Erupts 1. Athenians and Spartans at war a. Athens could not beat them on land b. Sparta could not beat them in the seas c. Lasted 27 years 2. Pericles developed new strategy a. Pull entire population of Attica within the walls of Athens and its harbor, abandoning the countryside of Sparta, while the superior Athens fleet supplied Athens from the sea and ravaged the coasts of Spartan territory 3. Spartans plundered farms and pastures of Attica 4. Athenians inflicted destruction on Spartan territory in series of lightening raids and encouraged revolt among helots
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WC pp. 127-130 - I. League Building and the Peloponnesian...

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