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Lecture 11

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rise of persia and the ionian revolt
Ancient Mediterranean World
Christine E. Steer
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ancient, Mediterranean, world, Persian, wars, Persia, Greek, Greece, Classic, Classical, Classics
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by courtney Notetaker on Monday October 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1134 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University taught by Christine E. Steer in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views.


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Date Created: 10/10/16
 The rise of Persia and the Ionian revolt o Assyria  Agricultural people  Along the Tigris river  Raided their neighbors  Ruled by bandits  Took Babylon in 739 BC  Burned it in 689  The Assyrians had very sophisticated siege weapons  Subjugation of Israel  They submitted to Assyria  The Assyrians were a very aggressive people  Phoenicians dealt with Assyrians by colonizing other places and getting rich so they could buy protection o Rise of Persia  Cyrus conquered the median empire and created Persia in 550 BC  Lydia tried to attack and lost  Persia took Lydia  Cyrus' death  Died in battle  Seceded by his son  Persian culture  Varied and multi-cultural population  Persians invaded Europe in 514 BC  Darius made the Persian road system  One chief god in Persian religion  Athens asked Persia for help against Sparta  They effectively submitted to Persia o Ionian revolt  Ionian creeks vs Persia  Herodotus  Father of history  Main source of events of the Persian wars  Athens responds They forgot that they submitted on accident   They sent ships to aid in the Ionian rebellion  Burned the Persian capital  Rebellion suppression  The Persians didn’t have much trouble stopping the rebellion  Burned Miletus and its temples


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