The Peloponnesian war


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  • As Athens grows into a stronger city-state, Sparta worries that Athens will grow so big that they will invade Sparta. Athens now control all of the trade routes. Sparta gives them an ultimatum to control Athens from growing
  • Since the Spartans were angry, they decided to burn down farms that were property of Athens. Pericles wanted to wait out the military, but a sickness came and killed him.
  • Since Sparta came and burned down the land of Athens, food got scarce and the slaves ran away to Sparta.
  • Sparta forms an alliance with the Persians which meant that the Spartans were not going to give up the fight.
  • While the Athenians were away getting supplies, the Spartans decided to burn down the ships at the harbor left by the Athenians
  • After 27 years of war, Athens surrendered on 404 B.C destroying united Greece.
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