- Complain about Athenian aggression and Spartan inactivity.
- Attempt to manipulate the Spartans by claiming the Athenians were more active, innovative and daring.
- Athenians justify their actions by claiming they saved the Peloponnesians during the Persian war, when they won at Salamis.
- Athenians claim they are entitled to do as they wish because of what they have achieved in war, specifically at Marathon.
- Believes that Sparta must wait patiently to gather money and resources…