The Delian League

The Rise and Fall of Athenian Power

How They Stole Your Money

In order to fight the mighty Persians, Delian League officials, (Athenians), are in charge of supporting funding for war. This included all city-states of Greece contributing money. This money was used for war supply, etc. The Delian League would therefore charge taxes, which went to Athens. Sparta, recognizing that Athens had been becoming far more profitable and wealthy from other city-states. These results forced Sparta to turn its back on Athens, leaving them to theirselves to fund war. Altogether, this displays its importance to Athenian, Greek, and Spartan history because this was a keystone cause of the Peloponnesian War.

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great, once a young student taught b Aristotle, a famous philosopher, was from the country of Macedonia. This is important because Aristotle loved Greece, therefore; all the time he spent with Alexander, he began to share a love for Greece as well. Alexander began to understand Greek culture, history, and theories. This love for Greece that Alexander shared with Aristotle became so strong, it came to a point where Alexander had decided to finally conquer Greece. Alexander went to war, aiming to capture the historic land. He won, and the land of Greece was his. He loved to fight; had never lost a battle. Unfortunately, to conclude, Alexander had died at the age of 33.