Peloponnesian War 431-404 Thucydides? Assessment ? why? ? the growing power of Athens Roots ? 1st Peloponnesian War 461-445 (peace) 445-431 ? role of Athens Immediate Causes ? 433: Corcyra (asked Athenians for help, offered their large navy), 432: Potidaia (Athens sent an ultimatum to them to tear down their walls and send hostages back to Athens), 432: Megarian Decree Opponents ? poleis, ?leagues? leaders: Pericles, Archidamos, Alcibiades/Brasidas, others Strategy ? traditional vs. war of the defensive Major phases: 431-21: Archidamian War, peace of Nicias 421-11: breaking the truce: Melos, Siciliy 407-404: final (aid of Persia) Notium, Arginusae, Aegospotami, read Xenophon
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