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What Persian King wanted to take over Europe?
How do I know about Xerxes?
He was the king in "300" that had to go through Greece to get to Europe.
Who was Persian king Xerxes father?
King Darius
How far south does Greece go and what does that mean for the Aegean Sea?
The peninsula reaches south to the point where Turkey's coastline turns east. That means the Aegean is north-south!
What nearby attraction is Thermopylae near?
The Delphic oracle.
Who is Herodotus?
Herodotus of Halicarnassus (in Greek, Ἡρόδοτος Ἁλικαρνᾱσσεύς, Hērodotos Halikarnāsseus) was a Dorian Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC (484 BC–ca.425 BC) and is regarded as the "father of history".
What did Herodotus write?
He wrote The Histories, a collection stories about the Persian invasions of Greece which occurred in 490 and 480/79 BC.
When was the battle of Thermopylae?
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian Empire at the pass of Thermopylae in central Greece.
What story is told about Xerxes' rage?
Xerxes I was known for his rage, as when he had the Hellespont whipped because it would not obey him.
What's the hellespont?
the ancient name of a narrow strait also known by the contemporary European term 'the Dardanelles'. It was so-called from Helle, the daughter of Athamas, who was drowned here in the mythology of the Golden Fleece.
Who was Marco Polo?
Marco Polo 1254-1324 was a Venetian trader and explorer whose worldwide travels were recorded in the book Il Milione
Who did Marco Polo visit?
The Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, Kublai Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan).
Where did Marco Polo live?
In 1259, he lived in the Venetian quarter of Constantinople, with his dad and uncle.
Why did Kublai Khan like Marco?
The Polos spent 17 years in China. Kublai Khan took liking to Marco, who was a engaging story teller. They set him on many diplomatic missions throughout his empire. Marco carried out diplomatic assignments but also entertained the khan with interesting stories and observations about the lands he traveled.
How was Marco Polo received when he returned?
On their return from China in 1295, the family settled in Venice where they became a sensation and attracted crowds of listeners who had difficulties in believing their reports of distant China.
When was the Battle of Troy/Trojan War?
about 1k bc
How long did the Battle of Troy last?
ten years
Who were the kings involved in the Battle of Troy and what states did they rep?
Agamemnon- Achaeans (Mycenaean Greeks),
Priam- Troy
Who were the soldiers involved on each side of the Battle of Troy?
Achilles- Greece(Mykonos)
How do we know about the Trojan War?
Homer wrote the Illiad
Who was on the greek side of the Trojan War?
Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, and the brother of Helen's husband, Menelaus
Who were the key soldiers in the Trojan War and who won?
Achilles- Greeks (won)
Hector- Trojans (lost)
Who was the famous general who devised the Trojan Horse?
In the Trojan War, what did they build the horse from?
Wood from the ships
What happened in the Fall of the year during the Trojan War?
The Greeks would return home to work on the harvest.
The Trojan War- Why do I know the name of the king of Troy?
King Priam's Treasure- found by Heinrich Schleeman and given to his wife.
How do I remember the city-states of 1000bc Greece?
Mneumonic- M-CATS:
Each with about 1k people.
What are Homer's two books, when were they written and what are they about?
the Iliad and the Odyssey, composed between the ninth and sixth centuries BC. The Iliad covers the last year of the siege of Troy, while the Odyssey concerns Odysseus's return to his home island of Ithaca, following the sack of Troy.
When did the Warrior Queen Boudica uprising battle Roman attempts in Britain?
60 ad; she won battles first, then was conquered
Who was the emperor during and after the Queen Boudica uprising?
Nero and then Vespasian
When was The Book of One Thousand and One Nights or 1001 Arabian Nights written?
850 ad
What's the "setup" for 1001 Arabian Nights?
A Persian Shah, mad that a wife was unfaithful, kills her. Then he marries a new gal each night and kills her in the morning. Until he marries Scheherezade who tells him a story. It doesn't end at the end of the night so it's continued for 1001 nights and he spares her life waiting for the end.
What are the four best known stories within 1001 Arabian Nights?
"Aladdin, and his magic lamp, "The magic carpet" "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor."
When was 1001 Arabian Nights translated so that the western world could read it?
The first European version was a translation from Arabic into French ca. 1704 by Antoine Galland.
How long is the Silk Road?
2500 miles long
How are the Silk Road and 1001 Arabian Nights connected?
Many of the stories are from sailors and traders from China, India, Persia and Arabia. They brought the stories from their travels.
Who is Antoine Galland, what did he do for the French government?
He was a translater between France and the Ottomans in Turkey. While in Syria, he bought a manuscript and translated it. That manuscript is the OLDEST surviving manuscript of 1001 Arabian Nights.
Who was Sir Richard Burton?
He published the ENGLISH version of 1001 Arabian Nights in 1885, the Kama Sutra, and he found the source of the Nile.
Where's the source of the Nile and who found it?
Lake Tanganyika, Sir Richard Burton in 1858
When was Tacoma selected as western terminus of the NPRR and when did it incorporate?
1873 and 1875
What year was Rudyard Kipling in Tacoma?
1889 stating Tacoma was "literally staggering under a boom of the boomiest" with it's 36k population.
When was Fort Vancouver established by whom?
1825, Hudson's Bay Company
When was Fort Steilacoom established?
Fort Steilacoom was founded by the U.S. Army in 1849.
When was Rudyard Kipling alive and what did 4 main stories did he write?
1865 to 1936 British author and poet, born in India, best known today for The Jungle Book (1894),Puck of Pook's Hill (1906); Gunga Din (1890), "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888)
Where is Rudyard Kipling buried?
Westminster Abbey
When was Photography invented? When did Kodak make "Film?"
1840s and 1884
When was the Longtitude Problem solved? and by who?
1715 to 1750s, Harrison
When did Jules Verne write?
When was Victoria Queen?
1837 to 1901
What did Sir Richard Burton do to 1001 Arabian Nights?
Eroticized them for the prurient Victorians, making the stories hugely popular. He also translated the Kama Sutra.
Crystal Palace was when?
1851 till it burned in 1936
How long is Brighton Pier?
1722 ft long.
Herodotus versus Homer: When did they live/write?
Herodotus 480bc he's more recent.
Homer 750bc- he's longer ago
Herodotus versus Homer: What did they write?
Herodotus- histories
Homer- stories
Herodotus versus Homer:What were their subjects?
Herodotus: Persian Wars
Homer: Trojan Wars
Herodotus versus Homer:Where were they from?
Herodotus: Halicanarsus in Turkey
Homer: Ionia (from Ionian) near Izmir Turkey
Where is the word Ionian from?
A region of southwestern coastal Anatolia (in present-day Turkey, the region nearest İzmir,) on the Aegean Sea.
What books did Paul the Apostle write?
Paul actually wrote at least seven, those being Romans, First Corinthians, Second Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, First Thessalonians, and Philemon.
What are the seven churches of the apocolypse from the Apostle Paul?
and Laodicea, near Denizli
How do I remember the seven churches of the apocolypse in the book of revelations?
Laodicea, near Denizli Philadelphia