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Hist. 151 Notes 3

Hist. 151 Notes 3 - -Greeks descend from unity and triumph...

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- Greeks descend from unity and triumph in Persian Wars; later experience civil war and disaster in Peloponnesian War: -the Persian Wars: revolt of the Ionian Greeks and Athenian support against Persians (Persians quickly subdue revolt, but they come away from the incidence extremely angry at Greeks); round one (Darius invades and the triumph of Athens in the Battle of Marathon, due to their use of the phalanx fighting system); round two (Xerxes, Darius’ son, invades and the Greeks unite in the Battles of Thermopylae [300 Spartans, and Greek auxiliaries hold off Persians], Salamis [huge victory for Athens, who trick Persians and destroy Persian navy], and Plantea [Greek army meets last of Persians and defeats them]) -the Athenian moment (democracy and imperialism): Athens emerges as Greek superpower after Persian Wars; the Delian League is formed with Athens at the center (league becomes instrument for Athenian imperial power; Athenians argue that their dominance of Greece is good for other city states, which can
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