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Now unimpeded, the Persian army continued its march toward Athens. The Greek fleet was sent to lure the Persian fleet into the straits between Attica and the island of Salamis, where their smaller and more manoeuvrable ships had an advantage. This was a brilliant strategy and resulted in the loss of 200 Persian vessels. The Persian army now retreated north to sit it out through the winter with the idea of returning the following summer to sack Athens. The Greeks now numbered 100,000 men and were led by the Spartan general Pausanias, reinforced by other Greek city states that now had faith a Greek victory was possible.
During this time Athens controlled not only Megara but also Boeotia; however, at the end in face of a massive Spartan invasion of Attica, the Athenians ceded the lands they had won on the Greek mainland. Athens and Sparta agreed to recognize each other’s right to control their respective alliance systems and the war was officially ended by the Thirty Years Peace which was signed in the winter of 446/5 bce. However, the peace was soon to be put under strain when Athens’ powerful ally Samos rebelled from its alliance with Athens in 440 bce.
He laid out the horrifying details in what later historians have called a ‘tragic history’ to show the moral and social breakdown that such an event entailed. For the catastrophe was so overwhelming that men, not knowing what would happen next to them, become indifferent to every rule of religion and law. For Thucydides such moral issues were an essential part of politics, just as important in determining events as battles and political assemblies. Thucydides 35 Despite the greatness of the work and its value to ancient historians, for there is no other surviving complete account of the Peloponnesian War, the work lacks one vital element.