6thCen - 10/08/2008 6th century/ 500s BC Persia Topics How...

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10/08/2008 6 th century/ 500’s BC Persia Topics How Persia became so great How Greece got so big? I. 6 th century/ 500’s BC Persia a. Now the Biggest b. Cyrus II i. Cyrus the Great was the leader who made Persia so big ii. 559 – 530 BC iii. When he 1 st was in power Persia was hella small iv. He gained them more land v. More people not Persia, but subjects 1. If controlled by Persia u had to… a. Pay taxes b. Had to serve in army when called i. So many in Persian army not Persian people 2. Many subjects wanted to be free a. But fear stopped them vi. They had the biggest and best army 1. 300,000 soldiers 2. Believed in “holy war” vii. Zoroastor 1. 660 – 583 bc 2. Made is Zoroactriagism a. Two Gods i. Ahura Mazada 1. Good God ii. Angromainya 1. Bad Go b. Struggle between good and evil i. Between the two Gods ii. Humans are also apart of the struggle 1. But they have free choice iii. In the end good would win 1. When this day came they believed there would be a day of judgment
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