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The Persian Wars
The Persian Empire Cyrus the Great
The Persian Empire Cyrus the Great ~ The Rise of Persia (559 – 530 BCE) Led Persians in revolt against Medes (ca BCE) Conquered Babylonian Empire (539 BCE) Establishes the greatest empire in the world to date!
The Persian Empire
The Persian Empire Cambyses ~ son of Cyrus (530 – 522 BCE)Conquers Egypt (525 BCE) A drunken lunatic? Problem is…how to rule such a huge empire?
The Persian Empire Darius I (also “the Great”)
The Persian Empire Darius I (“the Great”) ~ 522 – 486 BCEOrganized empire’s provinces Kept provincial governors under control Maintained communication throughout empire
The Persian Empire Darius I (“the Great”) ~ 521 – 485 BCEPolicy of tolerance toward people’s customs and religions Kept local rulers in power Worked hard for economic prosperity King as divine
The Persian Wars Main factors:Persian expansion into Western Asia Minor Athens holds land in this area, and is concerned about threats to its grain route Ionian Greeks revolt (499 BCE)
The First Persian War Battle of Marathon (490 BCE)
The Persian Empire Xerxes ~ 485 – 465 BCE Son of DariusPrepared huge fleet and army to punish the Greeks
The Second Persian War 480 – 479 BCE Greek LeagueAthenian leader Themistocles recommends building up navy
The Second Persian War Important battles & eventsCrossing the Hellespont Battle of Thermopylae Athens is sacked & burned Battle of Salamis Battle of Plataea
The Second Persian War
The Persian Wars: ResultsGreek pride, sense of accomplishment; country secure to continue its development Expansion of Athenian power Barrier between Greece & the Near East
Do Now Identify who were these people below:
The Greeks at War! Between 500 and 400 B.C. the Greeks fought several wars. Two were against the powerful Persian Empire to the east of Greece. Then a.
Lived in what is not today Southwestern Iran.
PERSIAN WARS CHALLENGE
Sparta and the Persian Wars. The Rise of Sparta Ever since Messenian Wars Sparta followed an aggressive policy of expansion, partly through war and partly.
Pg THE PERSIAN EMPIRE Under Cyrus the Great, the Persians built an empire larger than any yet seen in the world! (559 to 530 B.C.). It was about.
The Persian Wars “If the Persians darken the sun, we’ll be able to fight in the shade.”
Athens and Sparta Unite 499 – 479 B.C.E.
The Greek World Greece and Persia. Persia Becomes an Empire The Persians fought other peoples of Southwest Asia in early history. The Medes would rule.
By Mr. Fitzpatrick The students will learn the causes of the Persian Wars. The students will be able to describe the major phases of the Persian Wars.
Chapter Persian Wars – (4:27) From 499 – 479 B.C.E. Athens and Sparta had.
From Cyrus the Great to the Persian War
Greco-Persian Wars The Last Stand of the 300. Cyrus the Great Expanded Persia into the largest and most successful of the Middle East empires.
Chapter 9: The Greek World
The Persian Empire 500 B.C. – 479 B.C. What you need to know:
Detail of Persian Campaigns
Persian Empire Persian Empire.
The Expansion of Greece: Persian Wars In 500 B.C. Greeks in Asia Minor rebelled against the Persians while Athens helped these city-states in their uprising.
Fighting the Persian Wars
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