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notes 09.27 - Ancient Med. History Perisan Empire 9/27/2006...

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Ancient Med. History Perisan Empire 27/09/2006 10:35:00 -Ionians conquered by Lydians (Croesus) ~500 BC; in turn absorbed into Persia -from Indus River, Mid-East, N. Africa, S-E Europe -Achamenid Dynasty: Cyrus the Great, Cambyses (added Egypt), Darius  (Persian Wars, Ionian revolt),  once subordinate to Medes, eventually overthrow them -connection of mainland Greece to Ionian Revolt: Athens support Ionians on  supplication by Aristagoras ->anger of Persia precipitates Persian Wars small army, 20 ships; lands near Ephesus decision to burn Sardis; empire of 20ish provinces (Saatraps), extracted  tribute from conquered peoples, local armies under governors. o Ionian revolt first encounters regional Persian army -multiple ‘capitals’ in empire (Persepolis, Babylon, Susa etc); king travels bw  admin. Centres -> Sardis royal road from Sardis to Susa, impressive communication for ancient society
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