I like playing as Athens (I used to be a fan of the Spartans, but recently, the presence of my faviorite ancient philosophers makes Athens my faviorite of the two), but I've found I can't keep hordes of Thebians, Spartans, and Corinthians from looting my rich farmland and towns, as it happened in history. Granted, Athens has never fallen, but its by far the best city the Delian League gets. Without all those fun things, I lose much production, population and gold. Does anyone have a sure-fire strategy here? Spearmen and Hopilites get cut down like mad.