The Peloponnesian War rise of Macedonia

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The Peloponnesian War rise of Macedonia

Post by nevermore » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:23 pm

The Peloponnesian War rise of Macedonia

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The Peloponnesian War was a war fought between Sparta and Athens. It lasted 27 years. Sparta and Athens were always in disagreement. They did not get along. But 27 years! It was a terrible war.

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When war broke out, everyone who lived in the countryside around Athens fled to the city to escape the Spartan attacks. The city was not ready for that many people to move in.

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They did not have enough food or water or shelter, or a way to handle that much waste and garbage. By the third year of fighting, more than half the population of Athens had died of illness. More died in battle. It was a horrible time. The war dragged on. Other city-states got involved. Finally, Athens surrendered.

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Sparta was generous in victory. Corinth wanted Athens leveled. They never wanted to put up with this bickering and warring again. But Sparta said no. The Spartan's admired bravery and Athens had shown true bravery. Instead, for the next ten years, Athens was an outpost of Sparta, under Spartan rule. After ten years, Sparta gave Athens her independence.

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Athens began to regain her former glory. But Athens was never again the shining star of the ancient Greek world. If Athens had had more time, perhaps, the city might have fully recovered. But time was running out for all the Greek city-states.

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Macedonia, a country to the north of Greece, had eyed Greece's splendor for some time. The king of Macedonia knew the Greek city-states were weakened by the Peloponnesian War. Macedonia would soon move to conquer all the Greek city-states and the rise of Philip II would be elected as leader to invade the Persian Empire.
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Re: The Peloponnesian War rise of Macedonia

Post by Artimas » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:55 pm

Glad I wasn't there!

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Re: The Peloponnesian War rise of Macedonia

Post by janner » Thu May 01, 2014 8:45 am

Nice work, accept of course that the king of Macedonia was arguably of Greek stock - whatever Hollywood and regional nationalist/populist politicians would have you believe :wink:
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