In part two, Persia is defeated as they try to invade Greece in 490 BCE. After their victory, Themistocles is elected into power and builds a great naval force. When Persia attacks a second time, they are eradicated once again. Pericles, Themistocles
The Persians did not rule Egypt for very long. In 332 B.C, Alexander the great conquered Egypt, this was part of his plan to take over the Persians. The Egyptians thought that he would give them back there independence, but unfortunately he didn’t. After the death of Alexander a man named Ptolemy ruled. He made sure that many knew that the Greeks had conquered Egypt.
The real reason that Alexander wanted to conquer the Persian Empire was not only retaliation or revenge, but also as a test of his true abilities. In addition to this, Alexander also wanted to commence the invasion because it was what his father had been planning to do for quite a while. Arrian shows that Alexander thought of his invasion not as a personal grudge but purely business as usual. This act doesn’t fit with the motto of revenge especially since it’s shown that Alexander has extremely little respect for Darius. Arrian said “They think Darius is dead and they are mourning him.’ On hearing this Alexander sent Leonnatus, one of his Companions, to them, telling him to explain that Darius was alive, that he had left his arms and robe in the
How Great Was Alexander the Great? Alexander the Great was the son of Phillip II who was assassinated after conquering the Greeks. Alexander became king at the age of 20 and right away began to expand. He began by crushing a Greek revolt in Thebes and gained the respect from the rest of the Greeks not to rebel. He then set off and conquered Egypt, the Persian Empire, and won a hard battle against India before his troops forced him to return home.
Xerxes the great, the fourth king of Persia, emerged as one of the most intriguing historical figures of his time. After his father, Darius the Great was assassinated, Xerxes was left to finish what his father failed to accomplish and made numerous attempts to avenge his title. These attempts include the multiple expeditions he mounted to Greece which resulted in a series of defeats. Xerxes was left susceptible to the bias and hostile accounts written by Greek writers, which present him as a violent and unstable ruler. Accounts by Herodotus as well as other primary sources remain the only foundations that portray Xerxes in a positive light, balancing out his good and bad points.
The government in ancient Athens was governed by a radical democratic system from 508-322 B.C. and was very different in its size and how the system allowed all males to participate in the government. The Peloponnesian War effected their government when the oligarchy party overthrew the democracy and replaced it with the modern regime of the Five Thousand. Athenians spent almost 100 year fighting to restore democracy and defeat the Spartans and their allies the Persians. Their style of government goes back even before the Peloponnesian War around the time of 620 B.C.
The Persians preferred the Phoenicians and thus further ruined the trade operations of the Ionians. The first flame of the uprising was lit by Aristagoras who failed an operation against Naxos assigned to him by the Persians. In 498BC Aristagoras, a Persian puppet ruler of the Ionian city of Miletus made a combined Persian-Ionian expedition in order to conquer the city of Naxos. The siege of Naxos continued for 3 months and failed in the end, so the Persian-Ionian armies had no choice but to return. Aristagoras, after losing the battle was not eager to return and once he failed
Athens had already removed their wealth from these islands and controlled them through navy. Sparta thought that attacking the productive land of Attica, it would pressurize Athens to come forward to the battle in a formal manner. Athens 's army was definitely inferior to Sparta and allies. But this attack did not have much effect of Athens 's because; their food supply
The prince then killed himself in shame, persuading his brother Lykos to avenge his dishonour. http://www.theoi.com/Heroine/Antiope.html Lykos (brother of the one who got her pregnant) had since been appointed regent of the powerful Boiotian city of Thebes, for its king Labdakos had died young leaving a mere child on the throne. With the cities forces he laid
“Et tu, Brute?” meaning even you Brutus as Caesar falls to death as he was murder by Brutus and senators on the idles of March. The reaction that comes to Caesar that surprised him was one of his good friends, Brutus, he thought he trusted was the one who betrayed him. In act three, scene one as Caesar falls to his death after Casca stabs him first as other followed along with Brutus onto the stabbing. This is leading to Caesar finding out he was betrayed by Brutus. "For Brutus, as you know was Caesar's angel.