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    The Greco-Persian Wars was a serious conflict between the huge empire, Persia, and the city-states of Greek. The direct cause of this war is the Ionian revolt. When Darius the Great (the ruler of Persia) came into power in 522 BC. Many cities were under the Persian control. Ionia was one of the cities. In 499 BC, Ionians started a rebel against the Persians. The Ionians had an early success. However, the army and the navy of the Persian were too powerful. The counterattack of the army and the navy of Persia were too strong. At last, the Ionians were defeated at the Battle of Lade. Athens became the main target of Persian. It was mainly because that Athens helped the Ionians a lot in the Ionian rebels. They supported the Ionians with ships…

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    The Greco-Persian wars were a big thing. Seriously. We all think that the Greeks were so great, but really the Persians had a bigger navy, a bigger army, and a less non-existent air force. So in other words, the Persians were pretty much superior numbers-wise. Greeks only had heavy infantry, whereas the Persians had heavy infantry, light infantry, cavalry, (It was a big thing at the time) and archers. The Greeks had this giant decorative helmet for scaring the other side off, that a blacksmith…

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    Edin Palmar ENC1102 (TR 8:25-9:40am) Prof. Minchener 7 April 2015 The Reign of Xerxes I and the Greco-Persian Wars Xerxes I was born in 519 BC to King Darius and Queen Atossa of the Persia Empire, the strongest and most feared empire in all the land at that point. Due to the Persian kings always being greatly involved in the wars, the king was to appoint an heir to succeed him in case he dies in battle. Questions immediately arose about who would be the next king of the Persia. Two candidates,…

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    battle pushed back the Persians for the time being, saved the city of Athens, and bought time for the Greek city-states to re-organize, preventing Greece and the rest of Europe from being subjugated under Persian rule. This unexpected triumph by the Athenians during the Battle of Marathon was pivotal in shaping Western Europe and positioning Europe to be a major power throughout history. The Battle of Marathon was vital to the survival of Athens. After all, the invasion by the Persians was a…

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    journey of collecting research material for his Histories. It “…showed him that there was a corporate life, higher than that of the city”, according to Richard Claverhouse Jebb in his work, ‘The Tragedies’. Furthermore, Herodotus’s magnum opus acts as an exemplification of his understanding, as in book 3 chapter 38, he expresses, “For if it were proposed to all nations to choose which seemed best of all customs, each, after examination, would place its own first; so well is each convinced that…

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    and influence the outcome of the battle or even war based on how effectively they respond.…

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    till the American Revolution. History is made by Great People. The Father of history was a man by the name Herodotus who wrote about the Persian wars. The early revolt by the Ionians during the Persian Wars (499-494 B.C.) ignited the ideas of democracy, because of the fear of enslavement by the Persian King Darius I. The Greeks leader Miltiades resisted the Persians with a smaller number of soldiers by using strategic military tactics at the battle of Marathon. He strengthened his flank and…

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    coalitions in the Persian War, Themistocles of the Greeks and Xerxes of the Persians, in very different ways. Herodotus often points to how both men handle council and their own piety as a tool to depict what kind of men they are, and at times reinforces his own generalizations of the Greek and Persian people using these men as his proxy. Herodotus seems to accept the idea that men, as individuals, can shape great events, along with the gods. He lends this idea great weight through his…

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    The Parthenon’s Impact Past and Present “Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.” In today’s society, we are affected by history from the past, which could be anything from World War II to the times of ancient Israel and the Savior’s ministry. The Parthenon is the former temple to the Goddess Athena and an ancient architectural structure…

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    fury, / for they closed into a wall and held him. (Il.15.615-618) What is particularily striking in this is not only the “wall” of men forming but also their ability to work “together” to fend of Hektor. Again, in Book XVII, there is a depiction of cohesive fighting: “far fewer of them went down, since they ever remembered always to stand massed and beat sudden death from each other" (Il. 17.364-365). The massing of men alone is quite revealing because it reflects the formation tactics that are…

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