In 430 BC, Sparta is helped by a plague that kills 1/3 of the Athens population. in 421 BC, Pericles dies which stops the continous fighting. At this time they call for a temproary truths while they can go back and rea adjust their plan without their leader. In 415 BC, Athens attacks Sparta going all the way to Sicily, one of their allies. Two years later, Sparta crushes Athens. In 404 BC, war continued in various places, leading to Athens's surrender. Athens looses a lot of wealth and power, but never looses it's independence as a result of surrendering. Sparta tries to creat a new league to overthrow the Delian League, but fails because all they know and power in is the military.