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Unformatted text preview: a Darius I (521-486 B.C.) Usurper/boasted Minted coins a Xerxes I (486-465 B.C.) a Treated people better than Assyrians a Royal Roads Greco-Persian Wars a Patriarchal a Veiling a Decline: Conquered by 330 B.C./ Alexander the Great Weakened earlier: treatment not as good anymore a Egypt ended Persian control in 404 B.C. Ancient Greece m Terrain: a rugged, mountains, sea a Food: struggle (ex. beans, olive oils, wine, cheese, rare fish/mutton) a Weather: fluctuated a 3 Distinct Bronze Cultures: Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean a Dark Age 1200-800 B.C. Archaic Greece: 800-500 b.c m Phoenician Sailors Greek Isolation ends New Ideas Population Increase a Greek Polis: City-State Acropolis (top of city) a Agora a Later the Parthenon No sharp urban/rural divide Fiercely Independent New Warfare a Hoplites (Hoplite Phalanx) Government a Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Tyranny, Democracy...
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