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  • Persian Army
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    Persian Wars In 519 BC Darius I ascended the throne of the expanding empire of Persia. A group of people called the Ionians, lived along the coast of Asia Minor. They were under Persian rule, having been conquered by Emperor Cyrus (ruled 550-530 BC), and at this time were unhappy about their conditions. In 499 BC Aristagoras, the leader Miletus, one of the city-states, organized a revolt of all the rest of the city-states along the coast. Darius managed however, to subdue things in a five-year c...
  • Two Hundred Persian Ships
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    The Persian Wars In the 5th century BC the vast Persian Empire attempted to conquer Greece. If the Persians had succeeded, they would have set up local tyrants, called satraps, to rule Greece and would have crushed the first stirrings of democracy in Europe. The survival of Greek culture and political ideals depended on the ability of the small, disunited Greek city-states to band together and defend themselves against Persia's overwhelming strength. The struggle, known in Western history as the...
  • Political Developments At Athens
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    Iron Age Hoplite Warfare brings about the First Democratic Societies in Archaic Age Greece, Following the Role of Monarchy, Feudalism and the Aristocracy As per the coverage in our course, in the Persian War, a Greek force from Athens set out to meet the invading Persian army at Marathon, and set them running. They were outnumbered by the Persians two to one, and the Persian army had been the biggest force the Greeks had ever seen. The majority of the killing took place while the Persians were h...
  • City State From The Persians
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    PERSIAN WAR The Persian war was a great war. It was fought between Greece and Persia. Even though the war was fierce and there were many casualties the outcome was great for Greece. It brought the Greek city-states together and it also boosted their morale and gave them the confidence they needed to become an even greater empire. Athens was the wealthiest Greek city-state in 500 B.C. But they soon faced a threat of war from the the Persians. The Persians had a great empire that spread from Asia ...
  • 200 Persian Ships
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    There are times in history that something will happen and it will defy all logic. It was one of those times when a few Greek city / states joined together and defeated the invasion force of the massive Persian Empire. The Greeks were able to win the Greco-Persian War because of their naval victories over the Persians, a few key strategic victories on land, as well as the cause for which they were fighting. The naval victories were the most important contribution to the overall success against th...
  • My Chosen Examples Of Greek Vases
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    Greek vase painting is one of the only surviving visual arts that we have that could possibly lead to historical connotations. Aristotle provides us with a particular way of viewing art that leads to an understanding of their time. Aristotle believed that Greek playwrights should write their plays with contemporary and local situations in mind, and by this they would gain the audience of posterity by virtue of universalizing their stories. I hope to illustrate Aristotle's Poetics through several...
  • Greek And Ancient Persian Architectures
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    Persian Influence on Greco-Roman Culture He stands there, examining a beautiful white column, with perfect curves around it and an exquisite capital that shows detailed architecture. He twists his head to the right just a bit to read the official description. He is in the Louvre museum and a bit surprised. He was expecting to read "Pre-Hellenistic Greek Column", but stunned, he realizes that it says "columns of Persepolis, circa 500 B.C.E."That's surprising", he says to himself "I could have swo...
  • Greek's Psychological Advantage Over The Persians
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    "It was a common effort that the foreign invasion was repelled" The Greek's victory over the Persians between 490 and 479 BC was not solely the result of the unity its poleis, as the Persian would still outnumber Greeks despite their unity. Thucydides's tate ment on the reason of Greeks' victory can be interpreted as unity is formed under a common goal, which was to defend their land, cultures and liberty. Yet such "common effort" could not have succeeded without the correct leaderships provided...
  • Midst Of Many Great Projects Alexander
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    HISTORY OF CONFLICT: RELIGION AND SCIENCE WHOEVER has had an opportunity of becoming acquainted with the mental condition of the intelligent classes in Europe and America, must have perceived that there is a great and rapidly-increasing departure from the public religious faith, and that, while among the more frank this divergence is not concealed, there is a far more extensive and far more dangerous secession, private and unacknowledged. So wide-spread and so powerful is this secession, that it...
  • Ionian Greeks
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    Significance of the Ionian revolt as a result of the Persian wars. The Ionian revolt which began in 499 BC was to be the beginning of a chain of events that changed the ancient world and brought Greece and Persia at war. Ionian revolted to gain independence from both suppressing systems, the Persian Empire and tyranny. Ionia was the name of a region in Asia Minor in which many Greek colonies had been founded and the Greek culture established. Croesus king of Lydia conquered Ionia only to be over...
  • Greeks From The Fierce Persian Cavalry
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    Strategies of the Persians and Greeks Evaluate the Greek and Persian strategy in Xerxes' invasion of 480-479 BC In the years before the discovery of gunpowder, canons and nuclear weapons, ancient warfare relied on the adoption of sly and skilful tactics. This is clearly evident throughout the historical period of the "Third Persian Campaign" where Xerxes the Persian king (486-465 BC) invaded Greece seeking revenge for his father Darius' humiliating defeat at Marathon. In the time period of 480-4...
  • Greek Force Themistocles
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    2nd Persian Invasion Persia, under the rule of King Xerxes, was preparing for revenge on Athens. The defeat they had suffered in 490 BC at Marathon was a thorn in their side. Xerxes father Darius had begun the planning of this invasion and after he died it became Xerxes number one priority. Little did he know that he was going to be outclassed at every move, although the Greeks were heavily outnumbered. The exact numbers of each side are unknown; as Herodotus, our major source, is prone to exagg...
  • Persian Archers And Cardaces On Darius's Left
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    Alexander the Great was a military genius with a little bit of luck. He defeated the Persians, Greeks, and countless other small villages. He spread Greek and Hellenistic culture throughout the world which helped spread and advance the Greeks ideas and inventions. The Battle of Issus was a turning point in his campaign. He proved he could defeat the Persians and killed thousands of Persians while losing less than one hundred of his own men. Alexander used his military genius to outsmart and beat...

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