SIEGE OF SYRACUSE,
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And if you like sieges, you'll like
Athenians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines,
Saracens, and Normans all skulked around Syracuse at one point.
This Siege of Syracuse here was part of the
Athens started the lengthy siege in
the summer of 415 BC.
In 413 BC, they collected a whipping and went home.
The Athenian fleet was 134 warships strong.
The impact of this defeat was
Upon hearing the news of her defeat, several subjects
revolted against Athens. It went downhill fast and in 404 BC, Athens
officially lost the entire Peloponnesian War.
Here is another map of ancient Syracuse.
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