3.1 - The Glory That Was Greece Lecture Outlines Part 3...

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The Glory That Was Greece: Lecture Outlines Part 3: Classical Greece 3.1. Greece vs. Persia The Persian (Achaemenid) Empire (ca. 550-300 BCE) multi-ethnic state empires homeland in Asia Minor successor of ancient Near Eastern empires major expansion: 6th century BCE under kings Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius Babylon, Syria, Phoenicia-Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Asia Minor and Aegean Persian government Persepolis and sub-capitals palaces roads roles of the Persian king [Dillon 11.2] extended famiy travel administration satrapies institutions of subject peoples military royal army satraps’ armies, subject armies tributary fleets Relations between Greece and Persia to 490 BCE balancing act: Greeks – non-Greeks of Asia Minor – Persians example of Croesus of Lydia [Dillon 3.20] Persian policy regarding tyrants role of mainland Greeks Ionian Rebellion (499-494 BCE) [Dillon 11.3-7] motivations for roles of Sparta and Athens Sardis outcome Persian plans for mainland Greece expedition of 492 Medizing
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