There was once a god named Poseidon who was the ruler of the seas. He was very competitive and hated to lose. In his free time he liked to bet on wars that his fellow god Aries made the humans fight.
Wow! The Parthenon is beautiful!
Aries I bet you 100 drachma that Athens will win against Sparta.
Meanwhile in Sparta, the men were preparing for battle, as usual, and the young boys continued their military training. The women were ready to run Sparta as they did when the men went to battle.
Men...We will have to cross the Peloponnesian Peninsula to get to Athens.
And in Athens no one was concerned about the upcoming battle because they thought the gods would defend them. The Athenians were very cocky because they invented direct democracy, A government where men over 30 can vote.
Did you hear the word in the agora is Sparta is planning to attack? What a joke!
I know how funny!! Want to go to the symposium and gossip?
A few weeks later one of the Spartan king and his army had reached Athens.
I bet these Pindas Mountains led to very unique city states!
The gods will protect us!!
After and couple of hours Athens fell to Sparta because they were so cocky they were completely unprepared for the attack.
ATHENS IS OURS!!
Poseidon was so mad he lost the bet and Athens lost that he stomped around the heavens and created earthquakes to punish cocky people forever.