• Greek Unity
    Evaluate Greek Unity as the main reason for Greek Victory against the Persians in the years 490BC-479BC. There is much discussion over whether it was Greek unity that caused the victory against the Persians in the years 490BC-479BC. The three main points of view on the matter is that they were not...
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  • Themistocles and the Persian War
    forever as the hero of the Persian Wars.” Discuss this statement. Themistocles should be remembered forever as the hero of the Persian Wars; although, there were other important individuals and factors which also contributed to the Grecian success during the time period of 490BC – 479BC. Themistocles...
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  • yfhgf
    divine warning. Q: Did you write any books about your believes? A: I wrote no books and established no regular school of philosophy. My students took down good notes. Let them write the books. Q: What did you believe in? ...
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    the period of 490BC-479BC. These included unity and leadership, strategy and tactists, superor Greek weapons and armour, terrain and lack of planning. All these factors were major contributors and therefore it can be said that there was not just one reason that led to the fall of the Persian Empire. Strategy...
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  • Greece Newspaper
    Athens, the Acropolis. In about 1300 BC, the Acropolis had been where the kings of Athens lived, and where everybody went to defend them when there was a war. After the Dark Ages, the Athenians had no more kings to rule them. Instead they had an oligarchy, and so there was no king to live on the Acropolis...
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  • Xerxes
    was Xerxes’ personal qualities that made him King of the Persian Empire such as his ruthlessness, drive and ambition to become leader. Similar to Xerxes’, his father Darius, former king of Persia, was also an unlikely contender for the Persian throne. This was because Darius was not heir to the throne...
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  • A Comprehensive Account on the Battles for Marathon and Plataea
    the Battles for Marathon And Plataea The Battle of Marathon was a decisive battle in the Greco-Persian Wars. This was the Persians' first attempt to conquer Greece. It is said that over 6,400 Persians died on the fields of Marathon, whereas it is said that a mere 192 Athenians died that day due to...
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  • Revision Chapter 1,2,3,4,5
    for tools and weapons, they first used copper, then discovered that copper combined with tin formed a harder mental, called Bronze. 10. The reason why the farmers in river valleys able to produce a surplus of foods are the fertile soil, flood, soil rich in mineral, moisture and good climate. 11. The...
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  • Thermopylae Speech
    Thermopylae The battle at Thermopylae was a long awaited battle, after both powers Athens and Persia submitted to a 10 year inter-war period from 490BC to 480BC, in order to carefully prepare a second invasion from the Persian’s, following the humiliating defeat of Darius at marathon. Xerxes actions...
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  • Historical Truth: a Contradiction
    since their liberation failed and their story ceased to exist. Ancient wars follow this aspect, what we know of them today came to us by who else but the “victors.” The Second Persian Invasion of Greece, which included the notable Persian verses Spartan battle. Is well known from the side of the winners,...
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  • West Civ Exam1.
    strong commercial power * open to new ideas (hippies) * can't produce their own food- they must trade; most came from the Black Sea Area PERSIAN EMPIRE Ionians * when Persia came into power, they fought but were defeated * Athens sent soldiers to help out bc they didn't want their...
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  • Desert Storm
    The 2nd Persian Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, was a war that separated good vs. evil and what's right from wrong. It was the war that put the ravenous and dictatorial Iraqi president Saddam Hussein vs. the 41st American President, George H.W. Bush. It was the 1st major...
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  • Shahnameh by: Firdausi
    CONTEXT A. BACKGROUND ON THE AUTHOR Firdausi Tousi, (935–1020) is considered to be one of the greatest Persian poets to have ever lived. Among the national heroes and literary greats of all time, Firdausi has a very special place. His life-long endeavor, dedication and   personal sacrifices to preserve...
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  • To What Extent Was Alexander the Greats Victory at Issus Down to His Military Genius?
    the quality of the Persian force that Alexander faced, as well as the fact that Alexander’s army was the best in the world at that time. At the Battle of Issus, November 333 BCE, Alexander once again showed his military genius by routing an enemy many times his number. The Persian Army that day is said...
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  • Alexander the Great as a Strategist
    Alexander had goals to stretch his empire from Macedonia all the way to the east and to be the King of the then-known world. He planned to vanquish Persian Empire, led by Darius, through his tactical advantages and brilliant strategies. After a victory over Persia, he had goals to conquer Asia Minor, Issus...
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  • Spartan Essay
    Sparta was one of the most war-sophisticated civilizations known to mankind. Sparta was a city of ancient Greece. It was located in a fertile, mountain -walled valley. With their swords, knives, and spears they would conquer most of Europe. The Spartiates gave themselves wholly to war (Spartan Society,15)...
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  • Minds Are Open When Hearts Are Open
    army of the age. The Greeks had proved, nearly two centuries before, that their military organization and skill were far superior to those of the Persians. During the interval there had been no progress in the army of Persia, while Epaminondas had greatly improved the military art in Greece, and Philip...
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  • Alaxander's Epithet
    latter the more predominant. It is established that the physicality of the king was far from the perception of ‘Great’. These qualities led the king to lose the trust and respect of his men, a trust and respect that was being paid for. Analysing the ‘Generalship’of Alexander provides insight to his supposed...
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  • WHAP 2012
    Answer each part of each question below as thoroughly as possible using your textbook, chapter outlines, review books, and class work. 1. How did the use of fire/tools change civilization? Describe the characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies. -The rise of writing in cuneiform tablets used...
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  • The Epic Father-Son Battle: Phillip Ii Versus Alexander the Great
    addressed by examining both Phillip’s triumphs and Alexander’s triumphs. Phillip II and Alexander the Great are equally great, as Alexander defeated the Persians and conquered most of the known world, but it would have been impossible for him to do it, had Phillip not created an unbeatable army and a united...
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