Attempted to convince Sicily to join them pero di pumayag •The failure to act promptly gave Sycaruse exactly what it needed most: time. Time to organize for an attack •First battle: nanalo yung Athenians •Syracuse requested the help of Sparta even before the arrival of Athenians •At Sparta, Alcibiades convinced Sparta to help Sicily kasi pag nanalo daw yung Athens doon, they will have enough power to attack the Peloponnese again •Alcibiades gave a vital strategic secret: occupy Decelea in Attica so they could cut off Athenian’s silver mines. •Sparta sent Gylippus and a small fleet to help Syracuse Siege of Syracuse •Athens already blocked Syracuse by land, now they are going to build a siege wall to cut them off by land •They first built a supply depot at Labdelum in Epipolae •With additional manpower, they were able to build another fort called “The Circle”•Syracuse built a counter wall. The first part of the wall will stop the Athenians from finishing their Great Harbor wall •For a while nanahimik sila and nag build lang ng respective walls •300 Athenians launched a surprise attack and destroyed a portion of the Syracusan wall. •Creation of the 2ndSyracusan counter wall •Athenians launched another surprise attack pero the Syracusan cavalry defeated them even before the actual attack so natalo yung Athens and namatay si Lemachus •Syracusan launched an attack and were able to destroy a portion of the Athenian wall; pero natlgil rin ng Athenians •Natapos na ng Athenians yung wall nila so medyo na threaten na yung Syracusans so they’re thinking of entering a peace treaty with Athens •But this change when Gylippus arrived; Corinthians followed soon after •The third wall is being built para complete blockage sa Athens; di agad pinigilan ni Nicias •2 battles broke; first in favor of Athens and second in favor or Syracuse •This allowed Syracuse to finish the third wall as well as a new fort in Euryleus so mas natakot ang Athenians •Spartans seized Decelea and cut Athens off from their silver mines •The forts of the Athenians were taken over by Gylippus and his army •Laging inaatake ni Gylippus yung Athenians sa Great Harbor kasi yung key to the defeat of the Athenians is to defeat the fleet. •The Syracusans improved their boats by making the bows thicker
7 Leona Escueta 3POL2 •After series of attacks sa harbor, the Athenians were driven from it; this made the land forces very vulnerable •Demosthenes arrived and decided to attack the 3rdcounter wall •He launched a night raid na failure kasi inga natanga yung Athenians because of the darkness. They ended up killing each other instead of the Syracusans •Gusto na umuwi ni Demosthenes pero ayaw pa ni Nicias dahil sa eclipse (superstitious shit) •In order to prevent the escape of the Athenians, the Syracusans launched a massive land and sea attack; they also blocked the mouth of the great harbor para walang takas si mareng Athens •Natalo yung Athens; Nicias and Demosthenes were killed.