Whap handout: ch 4—The Persians & the Greeks Dr. DaughtonWhap handout: ch 4—The Persians & the Greeks Dr. Daughton
Cyrus (reigned 557–530 b c e.) and Darius (reigned 522–486 b c e.), Persian conquests quickly reached from Egypt to India, encompassing in a single state some 35 million people, an immensely diverse realm containing dozens of peoples
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Chapter 4 Big Picture QuestionsChapter 4 Big Picture Questions
All empires were brought together by conquest and funded in part by extracting wealth from conquered peoples
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Greco-persian warsGreco-persian wars
In 499 bc the cities of Ionia rebel against the Persian empire. Athens supported the rebellion and sent supplies to the Greeks of Ionia. That angered the Persian King who swore to attack Athens as soon as possible
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Battle of Plataea– Video 12 After Battle of Salamis – 480-479 bcBattle of Plataea– Video 12 After Battle of Salamis – 480-479 bc
The Persian army controls north and Greece, but abandons Attica. They have no naval support
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Outline the causes of the Battle of Marathon. Evaluate the historical significance of the attack on Athens at Marathon in 490BCOutline the causes of the Battle of Marathon. Evaluate the historical significance of the attack on Athens at Marathon in 490BC
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