CLA232H1 Lecture : Lecture#9-Greeks and Barbarians (Herodotus 7.1-139)

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8 Feb 2012
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Every time push comes to shove, the spartans always did that : the athenians were north of the war and were in trouble. In athens for example, great victory over persians, was fought by sea. (their powerful navy defeated. Herodotosus shapes his facts to tell history like a tragedy. He puts a trageic spin a story of persian ambition and arrogance and their eventual punishment by greeks/gods. Tragedieswas one that greece were very familiar with: many tragedies were structured by an individual who overextends himself to achieve something. 2012-02-06: instead of just a chronological historical events. Ionians culturally greek, sent out as colonies of greek and lived in. Sparta refuse to do anything for them (recurring pattern) but the atehnians helped these. He held a long term grudge against athenians for burning sardis (his capital: zeus, gives me a chance to defeat athenians -darius. 490 bce: darius did remember about athenians.

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