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Greeks at War 10-14-08 Background End of the arachic age, classical age 479-323 BC 479 BC is the end of the Persian wars (Greeks have w/ the Persians) 323 BC death of Alexander the Great End of the Classical Age o Democracy o Famous art/architecture 5 th Century Athens the century in the 400s, bookended by 2 wars; Persian wars ( in the archaic age inspiration for a catalysts for the classical age) & Peloponnesian Wars (destructive force at the end) Persia o Created an empire that contained Mesop. Egypt, o By 525 control Asia Minor (turkey), brought them to the same proximity of the Greeks o Created the Royal Road ( move goods/the army) Persian Wars help the Greeks identify themselves o Greeks win the war ( when the city-states united) o Made of 3 different phases o Short phase in the beginning o Greek city-states on Asia Minor rebelled (499-494) Population of city state ~ half the size of Blacksburg Greek city states receive aid from Athens
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