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The Rise of Persia
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Persia Present-day Iran Between Mesopotamia and the Indus River
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Persia Four Persian empires rose and fell Achaemenid (558-330 BCE) Seleucid (323-83 BCE) Parthian (247 BCE-224 CE) Sassanid's (224-651)
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Persia The Achaemenid Empire (558-330 BCE) Medes and the Persians two major ethnic groups Cyrus the Achaemenid (558-530 BCE)
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Persia The Achaemenid Empire Cambesis (530-522 BCE) Darius I (521-486 BCE)
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Darius I
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Persia The Achaemenid Empire Strong Infrastructure Royal Road Courier system
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Persepolis
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Persia Decline of the Achaemenid Empire Xerxes Wars with Greece Alexander Collapse
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Persia The Seleucid Empire (323-83 BCE) Alexander the Great died in 323 BCE Established by Seleucus
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Persia The Seleucid Empire Greek and Persian cultures
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Unformatted text preview: Problems Collapse Persia Persia The Parthian Empire 247 BCE-224 CE) The Parthians Expansion Persia The Parthian Empire Continued policies of Achaemenids Conflicts with Roman Empire Collapse Persia The Sassanid Empire (224-651 CE) Rise Ongoing border disputes with the Roman Empire Conquered by the Arabs in 651 Persia Persia Social structure Clans Rise of trained bureaucracy Persia Social structure Free classes Slaves Persia Economy Qanat High agricultural production Infrastructure encouraged trade Persia Religion Rise of Zoroastrianism Ahura Mazda vs. Angra Mainyu Influences Toleration Zoroastrianism...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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