It showed their concern for the honor of the gods to the rest of Greece.
It strengthened the morale of the Peloponnesian allies to believe that the Athenians were cursed.
They believed that the goddess Athena would help them in order to punish the Athenians.
They hoped to cause the Athenians to lose confidence in Pericles.
Pericles of Athens and Archidamus of Sparta
Themistocles of Athens and Leonidas of Sparta
Themistocles of Athens and Pausanias of Sparta
Pericles of Athens and Brasidas of Sparta
To end the siege of Potidaea.
To rescind the Megarian Decree.
To permit Hellenic independence.
To tear down the Long Walls.
The Peloponnesians' lack of money.
The advantage of sea power over land power.
The agricultural basis of the Peloponnesian economies.
The inexperience of the Spartan navy.
An increase in the monetary contributions to the Delian League.
The inability of Athens to attack them.
The destruction of Athenian lands and homes.
An Athenian defeat at sea.
Argos and Achaea
Mycenae and Corinth
Messenia and Laconia
Pellene and Sicyon
They discovered he was a pro-Persian traitor.
He led them into a terrible naval defeat at Salamis.
He refused to take the field against Archidamus.
He embezzled the money being saved for the naval reserve.
They were afraid to get too close to the superior Athenian infantry.
Their siegecraft was insufficient to defeat the Athenian walls.
They were waiting for Theban reinforcements to arrive.
The oracle at Delphi told them not to.