Greece Empire, Persian Empire, Enquiries, Herodotus, Battle of Thermopylae, Themistocles naval battle, Battle of Marathon, Spartans, Olympic Games, Olympics
The Persian wars also known as the wars between Greece and Persia comprised of a series of wars that commenced in 499BC between Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city states. The wars lasted all through until 449BC. The history of the wars are best accounted for by Herodotus who narrates the occurrences of the wars chronologically in his novel the Enquiries, thus the reason as to why he is often regarded to as the Father of History. It is from his works, that the Greco-Persian Wars are well explained.
[...] These are some of the laws that have since grown from the victory of the Greeks and their allies against the Persians. The main difference is that, the modern day democracies have advanced and undergone several phases of amendments to accommodate the advancements made over time; laws of a state change with changing times,” (Sealey n.p King Cliesthenes has definitely played a major role in growing the world democracy. It is out of his growing need to develop a government of the people that the Greek government was born and so was democracy; “Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks” (Green n.p.). [...]
[...] The Themistocles naval battle otherwise referred to as the Battle of Salamis saw the Greek emerge victorious over the Persians. This was partly contributed to the fact that, Themistocles assembled majority of the Greek fleet and organized them in a manner that would ideally conquer the Persian fleet. This was described by Herodotus that the Allies "were putting out to sea the barbarians immediately attacked them" (Rung n.p). Although they were greatly outnumbered, Themistocles persuaded his troops to lure the Persians to battle and the end results saw the Greeks scoring decisive victory against the Persians. [...]
[...] “After all, no one is stupid enough to prefer war to peace; in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons” (Cartledge 224). This is in the sense that, the manner in which laws and governments are created is no different from how the Greeks used to do it; inclusive of how they formed the governments to deal with the foreign trade and affairs therein. World democracy thus draws its roots from Greece a fact that would only have been a farfetched fantasy had the Persians won. [...]
[...] Greece vs. Persian Empire The Persian wars also known as the wars between Greece and Persia comprised of a series of wars that commenced in 499BC between Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city states. The wars lasted all through until 449BC. The history of the wars are best accounted for by Herodotus who narrates the occurrences of the wars chronologically in his novel the Enquiries, thus the reason as to why he is often regarded to as the Father of History. [...]
[...] Ed.). London: Pan p Green, Peter. The Year of Salamis, 480–479 BC. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1970. Rung, Eduard. "Diplomacy in Graeco–Persian relations". In de Souza, P & France, J. War and peace in ancient and medieval history. University of California Press Sealey, Raphael. [...]
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