HIS 101 – Exam 1 Study Guide Explain the relationship the Persian Emp ir e had with ancient Greece? When was the first contact and when did the relationship end? • The relationship of ancient Greece with Persia began between 750-500 BC, when the Greek city-states began expelling their citizens and they resettled along the Mediterranean shoreline and in Asia Minor. • During the latter of this period, Greek city-states were being attacked and taken over by the Persians. In 499 BC, the city-states rebelled against Persian control. • In 490 BC, Persia decided it wanted control of all of Greece, attacked Athens repeatedly, and the Persian War took place from 490-479 BC. Athens responded by forming the Delian League to protect against Persian invasion. By 463 BC, the threat was eliminated. • The Persians were kept from the Greek region until during the Peloponnesian War when Sparta invited them to join the conflict. The Spartans are then despised for this.
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