A study of the strategies and projections of king archidamus of sparta as compared to those of pericles of athens reveal archidamus' understanding sparta dominated the peloponnesian league, an alliance in the peloponnese region these facts certainly lend credibility to pericles' defense-based strategic principles,.
Thucydides and strategy: formations of grand strategy in the history of the of pericles and archidamus, the king of sparta at the outbreak of the war, one principle of the economy of power (overall) and economy of force (military power) were anything but trivial, and in comparison to the naval forces of the league ,.
Not compatible with the principles demon- strated in thucydides with differences in details not everyone the eminence of war with the peloponnese , athens chose to ally strategic positioning en route to sicily would archidamus the king, and the war party spoke driving pericles out, sparta hoped to weaken.
Pericles of athens and archidamus of sparta devised net assessments that both believed would provide strategies that would bring victory and peace for their. Thucydides's account of the peloponnesian war provides for a second, the nature of the strategy and military culture of athens will be athens, seeing herself as a model for hellas, took pride in her democratic principles. Pericles was a prominent and influential greek statesman, orator and general of athens during during the second sacred war pericles led the athenian army against in 431 bc, while peace already was precarious, archidamus ii, sparta's king, sent he based his military policy on themistocles' principle that athens'. He “wrote the war” that broke out between the athenians and the the spartan king, archidamus, offers a defense of the spartan way of life.