The League began in c. 550 BCE, according to Plutarch, so that Sparta might protect itself against both a possible uprising of Sparta's helots (semi-free agricultural labourers) and regional rival Argos, in the north of the Peloponnese. The first member was Tegea which, after resisting Spartan attack, was compelled to form an alliance. By 510 BCE the League encompassed all of the Peloponnese and, under the leadership of Cleomenes I, even spread further to include such cities as Megara and parts of Attica. In c. 494 BCE Argos was defeated (but never became a member) and, according to Thucydides (History of the Peloponnesian War, 2.9), over the next 50 years or so the League’s membership spread further to include cities in Phocis and Boeotia. 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 Delian League.
Meet the Dias
Anisha is a sophomore at Boston University Academy and this will be her fourth year participating in BUAMUN. Anisha has attended the conference as a delegate twice during middle school, and has vice chaired a committee last year. Including MUN, Anisha enjoys playing the violin, piano, and guitar. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and travel to new places. Anisha looks forward to chairing her first Specialized committee.