more detrimental to Athenian society, with political leaders exiled or shunned and an oligarchy of 400 men replacing the democracy. Although the democracy was reintroduced soon after, Athens was proving its own inability to regain greatness.The Athenians were unable to do much after this loss, especially considering they were unable to feed the population living inside the ruined city. Still unable to defeat the navy of the Athenians, Sparta took to Persia to get funding and training for naval advancements. As the Spartans recognized that the citizens of Athens were essentially sitting ducks, they conquered
throughout the Aegean Sea. The Spartans at this point were able to dismantle Athens, causing them to surrender. While the Spartans were able to establish harsh terms on the remaining Athenians and created “an oligarchy under Spartan supervision”, the losses experienced by the Spartans as well as their spread-out manpower meant they had a lot to worry about.
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