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Timeline; 413 BC

The Athenians delayed their withdrawl from their blockade of Syracuse in sicily, due to interpreting a lunar eclipse as a message from their gods to delay. Unfortunately for them, this allowed the Syracusans to break out and turn the tables on their besiegers. The athenian fleet was destroyed, and the following year, Athens surrendered, triggering the fall of Athenian democracy.

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