Prior to the Battle of Marathon the Persian army had not been defeated. The Battle of Marathon was the first battle in the Greco-Persian wars. The invasion of Athens was fuelled by anger that the Athenians had helped the Ionians sack the city of Sardis during the Ionian Revolt. The Ionian Revolt lasted 6 years and was during 499BCE to 493BCE. The Achaemenid Empire (the first Persian Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great) overtook Ionia (modern day Anatolia in present day Turkey) and began to make changes
history when a war has broken out between two or more empires the many often defeated the few due to the close combat style. Before modern weaponry there was only close combat; the only weapon that could have been used in long combat was bow and arrow. Even the bow and arrow wasn’t capable of covering a large distance to be able to kill a great amount before your opponent being able to encounter. Once the close combat fighters of both armies engaged arrows could not be fired. A war that happened centuries
Vincent Brown History 101 Mrs. Oxford 3rd October 2015 The cause and effect of the Persian Empire (Achaemenid Empire 550 BCE-330 BCE) Throughout history there have been a multitude of empires; some may have been small and lost to history, others were massive enough to influence not just the people in the empire or those around it, but to pass the test of time and affect humans that where born centuries after an empires collapse for good or for worse. A magnificent example can be seen
Between 431 and 404 BC, Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War, from which it emerged victorious, though at great cost of lives lost. Sparta's defeat by Thebes in the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC ended Sparta's prominent role in Greece. However, it maintained its political independence until the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC. It then
Alexander’s Legacy: The Great Hellenistic Age The Hellenic Age was a time in Greek history when Greek culture was purely Greek. This period, also known as the Classical Age, saw the rise and fall of the polis, lasting between 500 and 323 BCE, ending with the death of Alexander. The Hellenistic Age allowed other cultures to influence the classic, purely Greek culture that previously existed. Through the influence of Asia, and African cultures on Greece, the creation of a more blended, “Hellenistic”
throughout its history. Equally impressive as the historic site on which it is built, the Dome of the Rock is an awe-inspiring feature adorning the Jerusalem cityscape. Built in 691, it appears there as an octagonal building adorned with gold, Persian tiles, marbled columns, glass mosaics, and colored glass windows.
mercy. They would defeat those that were non-Christian. It was then destroyed because Constantine was the only worshipper and they had to practice his beliefs. Overall, this piece was the beginning of and ending of Classical art’s domination in the Greco-Roman