Who was involved? : Pericles, the people of Athens and its wealth being.
What happened? : Pericles had three goals: (1) to strengthen Athenian democracy, (2) to hold and strengthen the empire, and (3) to glorify Athens. After the defeat of Persians, Athens helped organize the Delian league. In time Athens took over leadership of the league and dominated all the city states in int. Pericles used the money from the league’s treasury to make the Athenian navy the strongest in the Mediterranean. Pericles also used money from the Delian League to beautify Athens. Without the league’s approval, he persuaded the Athenian assembly to vote huge sums of the league’s money to buy gold, ivory, and marble.
Why this event matters? : This even matters because it helped the city of Athens grow wealthier, and more beautiful.
How this event impacted the future or how this event was impacted by past events? : Most empires wanted to conquer Athens since it was a wealthy city.