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Dramatis Personae
Pericles: The person responsible for shaping Athens into what we know it today. Credits include building the Parthenon and making Athens the richest state in Greece.

Nicias: The leader of Athens that created and implemented the Peace of Nicias.

Cleon: A democrat of Athens who voted to attack Sparta and creating the Archidamian War.

Alcibiades: The new leader of the Athenian Army after the Peace of Nicias: an outrageous, daring, rash young nephew of Pericles.

Lamachus: The commander appointed to mediate between Nicias and Alcibiades so that neither political party would gain the upper hand.

Demosthenes: A dynamic commander who was sent to assist the inactive Nicias with the campaign.