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Unformatted text preview: History 111 9-8-10 The Greek Wars War in H istory-study of wars is not an end in itself-what do we need to understand?-what are the root causes of war?-what impact does war have on individuals and peoples-9/11 is still impacting us today-how are civilians and innocents impacted by war-is there an ethical justification for war? The Persian Wars-Persian wars a defining moment in Greek history-for the Athenians especially, the wars were the highpoint and greatest moment-the Athenians would dominate Greek cultural and political life as a result- outcome : at the end, the Athenians would consider themselves the cultural and political elite Origins of the Persian Wars-Middle of the 6 th century B.C., Greek city states along coast of Asia Minor came under control of the Lydians, who were subsequently conquered by the Persians-The city states and Lydians were colonies of the Greek city states-Persians appointed tyrants to rule and required military service and taxation-popular rebellion in 499 BC-Athenians joined in rebellion and sacked capital of Lydia (Sardis)later went home-Persians invaded and re-asserted control over Lydia in 495 BC, then waged war against...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course HISTORY 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Fall '07 term at Saint Louis.
- Fall '07