At its height the Delian League numbered some two hundred members which met annually on Delos. Athens was its undisputed leader and gradually used the alliance as a springboard for its own imperial ambitions. By 454, when the League's treasury was transferred to Athens and used to fund monuments of imperial splendor such as the Parthenon, it had become an empire in all but name. Five years later a permanent peace was made with the Persians and its very reason for existing was no longer valid, but by then most of the alliance had already lost its autonomy to Athens.
The League and the power it gave Athens over the rest of Greece were to become one of the major reasons for the Peloponnesian War against Sparta and its allies. source
In this crisis simulation, delegates will explore the cause and effect of the Peloponnesian War using fast paced discussions that will bear immediate consequences on the committee and its rival, the Peloponnesian League.
Meet the Dias
Nataly is a sophomore at Boston University Academy. Last year she was the vice chair for the HJCC Space Race USA, and she has attended BUAMUN twice as a delegate. She is very excited to facilitate debate as chair of the Delian League in the Peloponnesian War. Outside of BUAMUN, she is part of BU Academy's Model UN team, and enjoys playing the harp.