Cyrus The Great Research Paper

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Ancient battles have existed throughtout ancient history. Historically these battles were due to gaining total power of an empire or fighting for the resources these ancient lands provided the people. They were both located near the Mediterranean sea, allowing both empires to have similar quantity in their empires. These two empires were great and powerful,ut Persian's empire was stronger than Greece empire because it had a larger military. One example was Cyrus the Great and the Rise of Persia during 550-522 B.C.E. Persia was founded by Cyrus the Great. yrus the Great was born some time in between 580 to 590 B.C.E., but information about him did not emerge until 550 B.C.E. (Stockdale) Cyrus originally took over Medes, but several years…show more content…
During the Achaemenid Period, the main religion of Persia at the time was Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrianism was brought into Persia by the royal family at the time, and because Zoroastrianism was what the royal family believed, most of the people of the Persian Empire choose to believe in it. Although Zoroastrianism was the main religion at the time, the king would not get persecute the people who did not believe in Zoroastrianism. The kings were very open about his people believing in other religions. Greece on the other hand, did not even have a religion until 146 B.C.E when Christianity entered the empire. Before Christianity had entered Greece, they believed in their mythological stories. Each myth or story had a lesson to be learned by the reader. Greece and Persia’s religion is another factor that makes both of these empires so diverse from each…show more content…
Greece was originally a monarchy, but later on, Athens, one of the city states of Greece, started the first ever democracy. Greece was also set up as individual towns called city states. The five most powerful city-states were Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Megara, and Argos. Persia was always a monarchy. In Persia, there were 20 provinces and each province was called Satrapies, and their governors were called Satrap (Guisepi). Although it was a monarchy, the Persian rule was not as strict as some other countries. Cyrus the Great was not strict on having a set religion throughout the empire, although of the biggest crimes, was lying. If you were caught lying, the Persians believed that you would be sent to hell. Even if Persia was an empire that was not as strict, I think that a democracy is a much better way to rule than a monarchy. With a democracy, you can obtain everyone’s opinion, where as in a monarchy, the ruler can make every decision on his own without anyone questioning or objecting his

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