Greece And Persian Comparison Essay

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Throughout the course of history it has been extremely common for countries to face difficulties between one another. During the classical era, many cities flourished into strong and dominate cities seeking out power. These strong cities were Persia and Greek cities. In 490 B.C.E Ancient Greece and Persia were two large world powerhouses, as well as being beautiful, influential, and prosperous. The Persian and Greece empires had many similarities as well as their differences, with a fair share of clashing.n The Persian Empire (Achaemenids) had difficult times with their Greek civilians. In attempt to proclaim their independence the Ionian Greeks rebelled, firing up an array of conflicts that Greeks began to consider it as the Persian War (500-479 B.C.E.) (136). Darius King of Achaemenids managed to stop the rebellion and restore order in the Persian Empire. To punish the Athenians and to abolish any thoughts of future clashing between them and the Persian affairs; Darius sent large numbers of ships and army men to attack the Athens. However, Darius’s attempt to take over the wealthier areas of Greek cities to add to his empire was unsuccessful. Years…show more content…
While the Persians “came from families of people who spoke Indo-European languages and their earliest religion resembled those of the Aryans of India. “During the classical era . . . Zoroastrianism emerged . . . Zoroastrianism moral teachings in simple are ‘good words, good thought, and good deeds’ (Bentley, Ziegler 142).” This religion influenced religions like Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Greeks in the classical era were not well-educated and turned to religion for guidance, however unlike the Persians who believed in a god, the Greeks who also had Indo-European ancestors, believed “natural elements had superpowers such as sun, wind and rain (Bentley, Ziegler 206).” Greeks believed in god of elements like Zeus, while Persians believed in a

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