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WEEK 3-LATE ARCHAIC GREECE AND THE PERSIAN WARS.docx

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA160H1
Professor
Ephraim Lytle
Semester
Winter

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CLA160H1S WEEK 3 LATE ARCHAIC GREECE AND THE PERSIAN WARS Required Reading Nagle AW pp 102110Persians and Greeks547 BC Persians conquered Asia Minor modern Turkey o Aegean world became part of Near Eastern politicsPersian Empire suffered geographic weakness o NEinvasion from nomads of European steppe o NWthreats from Greeks and Macedonians539 BC Expanded into Mesopotamia took over Babylonian Empire525 BC took Egypt and Libya499 BC Ionian Rebellion o Little help from larger Greek states Athens and Eretria o Persians successfully brought Miletus under siegeMarathon The Campaign of 490 BCPersians take over Eretria and continue to AthensAthenian assembly decides to go to war with 10 600 men Spartans to arrive laterMilitiadespowerful Athenian military general o Organized Athenian plan of attackAthenians outmaneuvered Persianso Persian loss of 6400 men to Ath
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