The Greeks - TheGreeks1/19/10 Achaemeniddynasty Satrapy

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The Greeks    1/19/10 Achaemenid dynasty Satrapy Murasu (Murashu) archive Homer, Iliad, and Odyssey Polis Panhellensim Greek-Persian Wars (490-479 BCE) Peloponnesian War (431-404) Herodotus (ca. 484 – 427) Thucydides (ca. 460 – 400) Pre-Socratics Socrates, Plato, Aristotle
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Achaemenid dynasty 500-330 BCE God’s divine will Traces lineage back to legendary forefather Persian Society (Doc #5 Herodotus) King, hierarchical society Adopted many things from Assyrians and neo-babylonians Persian ideals How to shoot a bow, how to ride a horse Promote the spread of coinage, 600-300 BCE First coins in Lydia Worth a lot of money; week’s or month’s worth of pay Pay for mercenaries, trade and exchange Murasu archive Banking family Rent land, grain, loan it out to smaller land owners Credit allowed people to borrow seed and land Supported military Agriculture Administration and military organization Tribute and troops Persian empire pretty loose in control over the other cities
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Satrapies o In charge of province
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course HISTORY 2a taught by Professor Digeser during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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