How Did The Peloponnesian War Start?

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How Did The Peloponnesian War Start? By Molly M Deen Thesis! The Peloponnesian War started because the Spartans were jealous of the wealth and power the Athens had. What Was The Peloponnesian War? The Peloponnesian War was a war against Sparta and Athens because Sparta was jealous of the wealth and power Athens had. Athens Athens was a great city in Ancient Greece, with great power and wealth. Athens was named after the great god Athena. Her shrine, the Parthenon, lies in the center of the city. Life In Athens Education was very important in Athenian daily life. Girls stayed home to learn how to sew and run a home, while boys went to school to learn poetry and government. Sparta Like Athens, Sparta was very powerful. Sparta was powerful because of their armies. Sparta spent most of their time doing drills or practicing battle formation so they were always prepared for battle. Life In Sparta At age seven, boys went to military school to learn how to fight. Girls did the same but learned how to be fit instead so they could have strong boys to fight. The Peloponnesian War The Peloponnesian War was a war between Athens and Sparta. The word Peloponnesian comes from the word peninsula. After the Persian war, Athens and Sparta agreed not to fight each other for 30 years while they recovered. During this time, Athens became very wealthy and powerful. Before the 30 years was up, Sparta became jealous and declared
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