Our troops are building up we are becoming stronger than Sparta
the Athens are becoming too powerful we must stop them!
The Great Peloponnesian War
By: Rebecca Farley, Annie Huynh, and Selah Youn
Oh no the Athenians, are winning this war
The plague has really destroyed Athens
It has killed more than a third of our people
The Spartans are victorious!
Down with Athens!
10 years later
Athens has ran out of supplies and money and now so people are dead
After the defeat of the Persians, two main groups Athens and Sparta and their supporters emerged. Sparta became worried about Athens growing power so they went to war in 431 B.C. The Athenians strategy was to stay behind the city walls and get supplies from their colonies and navy. While the Spartans plan was to surround Athens in hopes Athens would send out their army. Athens did not do this because Sparta would beat them in open battle because Sparta had a better army while Athens had the better navy. In the second year of the war a deadly plague broke out killing a third of Athens people including one of their generals Pericles. Although this happened Athens continued to fight for 25 more years. In 405 B.C. the Athens fleet was destroyed at Aegospotami and soon after then surrendered in 404 B.C. the Great war destroyed the Athenian Empire but also greatly weakened Sparta as well.