Essay about The Greco Persian Wars And The Ottoman Wars

1542 Words Dec 18th, 2016 7 Pages
The Greco-Persian Wars transpired between the united Greek city-states and Persia. The Greco-Persian Wars was a series of wars that started in 499 B.C.E. and ended in 494 B.C.E. The Persian Wars lasted about fifty years. The Greco-Persian Wars also known as The Persian Wars, was a significant chain of events that lead to Greece’s history becoming as symbolic as it was. There is a saying that “History is written by the winner,” therefore much of the information on the Persian Wars was contributed by the Greeks. The primary source of the Greco-Persian Wars came from the Greek historian Herodotus, who was called “the father of history.”
Herodotus wrote about the Persian Wars in a book titled, The Histories of Herodotus, which is now known as The Histories, which was written in 440 B.C.E. and explains the Greco-Persian Wars in great detail. In Book I of The Histories, Herodotus writes about the need to preserve history and what took place during this time. Herodotus writes “These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feuds.” Basically, Herodotus is saying that if history wasn’t recorded, the actions of Greeks and Persians, who he referred to as barbarians, would not be known to future…

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