The war between the Persians and the Greeks was an extremely unique war for its time period. No military force had ever been brought together larger than what the Persians brought together. No military had ever trained and valued war as much as the Greeks had. Two runaway trains were headed right towards one another. One of the
During the greco-persian wars a very decisive battle took place on the plains of marathon in northeastern Attica. This battle was the first Persian invasion of Greece in september of 490 B.C. Most information we have on the battle is a historian named Herodotus who was a primary source of the event. It all started during the Ionian revolt where Athens and Eretria sent forces to help the Ionians. Athens succeeded in capturing and burning Sardis which is one of the important cities in the Persian empire.
The movie 300 is based on the story of the 300 spartans that stood against the entire Persian army. The story takes place in 480 B.C. in either August or mid-September. During this time Persia had been conquering any lands around it and finally set its sights on Greece. Learning of this and knowing that the persians would attack Leonidas asked the council of sparta to give permission for the army to fight against persia.
9th Grade Ancient Greece Persuasive Essay Who was responsible for the fall of Ancient Greece - Sparta or Athens? It has been argued over the years about which city-state, Sparta or Athens was responsible for the fall of Greece. Athens had been the superpower all along the years. Especially after Greece won the Persian War the Athenian Empire was able to attain their full potential and brilliance. Sparta and its allies grew discontented of the great growing power Athens was becoming therefore different conflicts broke out resulting in the Peloponnesian War.
Menelaus states, “No one took on so much, went through so much as Odysseus.” The epic poem, The Odyssey, by Homer, is the story of an ancient war hero’s 10 year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus faces the wrath of the gods, and fights battles against many mythical creatures such as Polyphemus, and the his grueling mental battle with the sirens. Across Odysseus’s journey, he shows many characteristics of a hero such as his resiliency, and his tactileness. For example, Odysseus shows his ability as a tactician through his encounters with Gods and monsters, such as his seven year time span on calypso’s island. Also, Odysseus shows his resiliency numerous times during his journey back to Ithaka, especially when he is faced with difficult challenges such as the journey past the Sirens.
In the narrow coastal pass in Greece known as Thermopylae in the year 480 BC, the Persian army, numbering near one million, battled with the Greek battalion of a meager several hundred. The Greeks, led Leonidas, valiantly held off the Persians for two days but then came Ephialtes’ deceit. Ephialtes, the local shepherd, revealed a path that gave access behind Greek lines. On the third day, Xerxes took advantage of his knowledge of the path and surrounded the Greeks, slaughtering every last one of them (10 Notable Traitors in History). For a reward that was never received, Ephialtes betrayed his country and his
After the Fourth Crusade ended, Constantinople was left in chaos. The city never regained its status as the most powerful and wealthiest city in Asia Minor until six decades later when the Ottoman Empire took conquered the city during the Ottoman Conquests. Art, treasures, and relics that were a thousand year old were taken out of the city as a victory price within three days. The greed of Venice and the gullibility of the Crusaders created the destruction of the strongest city that had existed for over a millennia.The Fourth Crusade was manipulated from the beginning, resulting in the conquest of Constantinople, instead of Egypt and Jerusalem. Despite serving under a Christian flag, the Crusaders defiled the city of Constantinople without
He got sent away from his family battling Troy. He then battled there for 10 years. It was a hard battle then Odysseus finally succeeded and won the war between the two rivaling cities. Back at home, on Ithaca. He left a newborn son named Tellemicus, and a wife named Penelope.
Her land is Colchis, which is a barbarian land across the Black Sea, “…ruled by the savage king Aeetes,” (Euripides 526) who was Medea’s father. Jason when disputing with Medea, reminds her that he is the one that took her away from an un-civilized world, “you live in Hellas now instead of your barbarian land.” (Euripides 542) Because of Jason, Medea was notorious in Athens, “…every single person knows you…you’re famous.” If she had stayed in her land, there was no chance that anyone of importance would had ever known who she was. On the other hand, Penelope, Odysseus wife was the “wise daughter of Icarus” (Homer 186) she was known throughout the Greek world for her beauty and wisdom, without the need of Odysseus. Although both, Jason’s and Odysseus wives were virtuous and beautiful, Penelope had an advantage over Medea, she was a
Son of a Spartan king named Anaxandrides who had died in 520 B.C., it was his right to become king when his older half-brother Cleomenes I, who was also a son of Anaxandridies, died under a violent circumstances in 490 B.C, without having produced a male heir. His shared rule over the Spartan society spaned from 490 B.C until his death just ten years later in 480 B.C. His death was seen as a heroic sacrifice because he sent most of his army away when the Persian army had advanced. Greek historians have covered a lot of King Leonidas’s history in his roles as King and as general in the battle of Thermopylae, however, almost everything that is known about the Kin comes from the work of the Greek historian Herodotus, who had lived from 484 B.C until 425 B.C. As one of the two kings of Sparta were to take responsibility for the military, and one for the political side, Leonidas was both a political leader as well as a military one.