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How had wars affected Greek
civilization ?
Persian Wars -490-479 B.C
Athenians resentment toward the Persian
control over the Greek speaking cities in Asia
minor led to a war between the Persian Empire
and the Greek city states
As a result of Athenian victory, 14 city states
formed the Delian League to protect
themselves from the Persians
allowed Athens greater power and wealth
Athenians used the league funds to beautify
Peloponnesian War between
Sparta and Athens lasted for
27 years
• Causesdifferences in culture
rivalry for trade
Spartans accused Athenians of using
funds for personal glory
Sparta defeated Athens
Oligarchy replaced democracy
corruption in government
conflicts among city sates
Cultural changes
arts reflecting emotions