Week 8- peloponnesian war pericles, conon, alcibiades destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives persian rentereted aegean much of sicily ended up paying tibute to carthage. Thucydiddes- athenians wrote about pw and athenians revised after the war. 431 bc athens dominates sea, sparta the land. Pw had three phases, arcidamian war had three first part from 431-421 bc . Pw while syracuse chafed under the strongest tyrant greed ever saw in 404bc- athenians and spartas oppsed the war from the beginning. Athens" long walls which pisses off the spartans. Means they are immune to siege from land. Athenians sent help, sparta says no thanks, sends athenians back which is a major insult. Helot says that they would stop the revolt if they can be free. Athens settles them near corinth which causes tension (ally of sparta) Resulted in a 30 year peace in 445 which was instigated by pericles. Lucky for the athens since their power on mainland greece was weak.