6 Classical Greece I - Politics and War

6 Classical Greece I - Politics and War - Classical Greece...

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Classical Greece I: Politics and War Effects of Geography of Poleis during Archaic Period Individual Polis’ in Greece (all spoke Greek, but all had a little variation of on accents due to splits in geography). They all had different cultural traits They competed with one another, fought with one another and never unified This led to two main things o Invasion from outside forces (Persian wars) o Invasion from inside forces (Peloponnesian wars) Persian Wars Herodotus: combined historical fact with myth; prose He would say Athena gave victory to so and so, etc. Persia Took over some Greek Colonies in Asia minor (dorians/ Ionians) Expanded and expanded and little by little gobbled up all of those Greek colonies on the coast of Ionia. Made Metropolis very angry and Ionians appealed to Greek home polis for help. Most Greeks said are you crazy, because Persia was huge. Persian King Darius retatliated by invating Greeks Ionian revolt: Ionian Greek colonies revolting against Persians and Athenians helped. However Persians maintained controlled and Persian King Darius decided to retaliate against those city states that had helped Ionians. It looked however as though Greece was on war map In the first place for expansion,
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