|We go back to the year 430 BC. The Ancient
Greeks were squabbling again. City states joined together against each other ... Corinth,
Thebes, Delos, Corcyra, Plataea ... all took sides. Sparta and Athens were the greatest
city states. Both had trouble in finding food to feed their people. The soil on the land
surrounding their cities was too poor to grow grain.
||So they joined with the other city
states who had better land and could grow enough food in exchange for being protected by
Athens or Sparta.
Athens had a very powerful navy.
Sparta and its friends became worried that Athens was becoming too strong.
If they didn't attack Athens soon, Athens would soon rule