Persia under King Darius the Great versus Athen, Greece
The Persians defeat Anatolia and make their way to Marathon
Athens meets the Persians in Marathon and they battle
Athens defeat the Persians in the end
Athens positioned themselves near the island of Salimis waiting for the Persians
Persia was unable to navigate their way around the island and the narrow passage ways
Golden Age of Athens
475 B.C. - 430 B.C.
Athens created the Delian League which says that if any city-state is under attack the other city- stated will come and help
There was confidence in the Greek culture
Athens was the leader of the Delian League, they grew very wealthy because they taxed the other cities, they almost built a mini- Greek Empire
Pericles ruling Athens
461 B.C. - 429 B.C.
He strengthened democracy
-increased the number of paid public officials
-strengthens the direct democracy
-rebuilds the navy
-taxes other city states through the Delian League
Glorification of Athens
-built sculptures and art
-pays for beauty and culture http://www.lessing-photo.com/p3/100108/10010858.jpg
Artistic and literary supremacy
Strong Democratic government
430 B.C. - 404 B.C.
Athens versus Sparta
Athens wants to defend its leadership
Sparta is angry at the Athenian power for taxing them
A plpague breaks out in Athens killing 1/3 of the population
After nine years the city states call a temporary truce to repopulate
Athens attacks the Island of Sicily thinking they would win the war, but they end up being crushed, Athens surrenders
Sparta wins http://schoolofrevolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/e-book-thucydides-1024x768.jpg
The Conquest of Alexander the Great
334 B.C. - 323 B.C.
Alexander conquered Persia and moved on to conquer other empires.
After the invasion of Persia, he went to Egypt. They welcomed him as a liberator
Alexander and the Egyptians created the city Alexandria