The Delian League: The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Greece

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At a time when all of Greece faced a terrifying outside threat; Persia, many costal and Aegean city-states came together in a league against the invading Persians. A common treasury to fund the war was created and held near Delos and so the league was called the Delian League.

Because Athens was the supreme naval power at the time, they headed the Delian league. The league’s motive against the invading Persian troops was not just to prevent further invasion but to also recover Grecian territories which had fallen under Persian command and with this they were largely successful.

Although the Delian league was successful in the original motive, it was the base factor for the Peloponnesian wars and eventually the fall of ancient Greece. The
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