The Peloponnesian War

By: Grant Carey

When

The Peloponnesian war lasted over 27 years. It started in 431 b.c. and ended in 404 b.c.

Who

The Peloponnesian war was between Athens and Sparta. Athens had a advantage of having a better navy. Sparta had a advantage of a better land-based army. Sparta strategy of war was to take out Athens food supply. Athens strategy of war was to avoid land wars and take them by sea

What

Athens made a wall to keep out Sparta. This wall make the land a lot smaller. Then Pericles stared to bring lots of people in making the land very overcrowd. Then a plague started to take many lives in Athens 30,000 people including Pericles.

Why

The 3 main reasons that the war started was First, some city states feared Athens because of its grab for power. Second, under the leadership of Pericles, Athens grew from a city-state to a naval empire. Third, some Athenian settlers began to move into the other lands of other city-states.
Peloponnesian War and Thucydides