Cleon encouraged the Athenians to push for a more favorable peace settlement.
Pericles believed that the Spartans were only attempting to buy time.
Demosthenes convinced the Athenians that he could wipe out the Spartan force there.
The Spartans successfully broke the Athenian blockade and changed the offered terms.
400 hoplites, including 20 Spartiates
292 hoplites, including 120 Spartiates
A female Spartan.
An elite Spartan.
A Spartan elder.
The Corcyran People.
The Corcyran oligarchs.
The capture of their surrendered hoplites.
The success of the Aetolian peltasts at Aegitium.
The strategic insight of their best general, Brasidas.
The fear inspired by their losses at Pylos and Cythera.
He brokered a fair settlement between the various parties.
He appealed to their fear of subjugation by Athens.
He threatened them with the might of Syracuse.
He convinced them to join the Peloponnesian League.
They were unable to conquer Sicily.
They were traitors in the pay of Sparta.
They failed to prevent the Spartans captured at Pylos from escaping.
They failed to guard the Piraeus from a Spartan sneak attack.
They wanted time to build more ships.
The defeat at Delium had left them short of infantry.
They were afraid of Brasidas encouraging more cities to revolt against them.
They were running short of money.