Athens: The Advantages Of The Delian League

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Athens took advantage of the other members states of the Delian League. The text says, “In terms of uniform training and discipline this system had its advantages, but the Athenians gained the experience in ware ware and the allies, growing ever weaker, were paying for it” (175). This shows that not only was Athens using resources owner by other member states, but they were using it all for themselves while the people they took from grew weaker. They used the Delian Alliance as an excuse to grow themselves at the expense of others. The Athenians used the Delian League to enhance their prestige. They bettered themselves by strengthening their army and weakened other by taking resources for them. The Delian League gave Athens
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