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But on the orders of Pericles the Athenian population and the Athenian army
were concentrated behind the walls of the city. Although the troops wanted to
attack, Pericles held them back. He had no intention of offering battle then or later
to the ...
But the Athenians moved first, blockading the leader of the revolt, the city of
Mytilene, with a squadron of 40 ships and ravaging the east coast of the
Peloponnese with an army transported on 100 ships. The Peloponnesians failed
to invade ...
Athenian settlers. In 415 the Athenians sent out a great armada to conquer Sicily.
These acts showed that their methods were unscrupulous and their ambitions
were unlimited. They heralded the end of the Peace of Nicias. The second part of
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