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 History of Iran: The Persian Wars
Aristagoras asked help in conquering Naxos from the Persians who sent a force of 200 triremes with a body of embarked infantry, but possibly the Persian contingent was larger than he had bargained for.
Aristagoras became convinced that as a result of this affair his days as ruler of Miletos might be counted and decided that his only chance of salvation was to stir up a general revolt of the Greek cities against Persian rule.
Aristagoras visited Sparta where with the help of his map of the world he tried to explain that there was a possibility for a successful Greek attack against the very heart of the Persian Empire.
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 Aristagoras (1) * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Aristagoras was the Persian satrap of Miletus who ruled with the permission of the Persian king; in Aristagoras’ time, the Great King was Darius I.
Aristagoras took his appeal to the city of Athens and presented his proposal to the popular assembly; where Aristagoras had been unable to persuade one man (the Spartan king), he had no trouble gaining the support of the people of Athens; they promised twenty ships and appointed a commander named Melanthius to assist Aristagoras.
When Aristagoras realized that his fate was not going to be one of victory or honorable defeat, he took his few supporters to Thrake (Thrace) and tried to continue his tyranny on the humble people of that land; he was finally killed trying to capture an unimportant town in a poor nation.
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 Ionian Revolt essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As Burn puts it, "Aristagoras was not looking forward to his next interview with Artaphernes" as he had promised Artaphernes that it would be simple to take Naxos with minimal risk to Persia, and this would be a clear embarrassment, as well of a major financial loss to both Persia and Aristagoras.
Aristagoras first of all "abdicated his tyranny and was elected general" which shows that he is setting an example, probably in order to gain popular support.
At the end of 496 we have the death of Aristagoras who saw that the end was near, so he decides to retreat to Thrace with a body of men to try to recover control of Histiaeus's old property in the town of Myrcinus.
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 The History of Herodotus Chapter V
Aristagoras, son of Molpagoras, the nephew and likewise the son-in-law of Histiaeus, son of Lysagoras, who was still kept by Darius at Susa, happened to be regent of Miletus at the time of their coming.
Aristagoras sailed away in advance, and when he reached Miletus, devised a plan, from which no manner of advantage could possibly accrue to the Ionians;- indeed, in forming it, he did not aim at their benefit, but his sole wish was to annoy King Darius.
Aristagoras, on their arrival, assembled the rest of his allies, and proceeded to attack Sardis, not however leading the army in person, but appointing to the command his own brother Charopinus and Hermophantus, one of the citizens, while he himself remained behind in Miletus.
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 BBC - h2g2 - The Graeco-Persian Wars: The Ionian Revolt
Aristagoras was in a precarious position, but the potential gains from the enterprise were huge.
Aristagoras knew that he would eventually have to fight a Persian army coming to reclaim the region, and so he was soon churning out audacious plans to defeat them.
Aristagoras was knifed to death, and with him died the last hope of Ionian freedom.
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 Iranica.com - IONIAN REVOLT
Aristagoras had those tyrants still with the fleet seized and handed over to their cities, and he sent envoys to do the same throughout Ionia, announcing that he himself had given up the tyranny of Miletus.
Aristagoras may have hoped that, if Sardis was taken, the Lydians would be impressed with Ionian strength and join in the rebellion, since they had as little positive love for the Persian conquerors as the Greeks did.
Aristagoras must have heard of Hymaees' successes and of those of Artaphernes and Otanes about the middle of the year; his departure must be put close to Histiaeus's arrival at Sardis.
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 PERSIAN WARS: The Battle of Marathon - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
A quarrel broke out between the Persian commander and Aristagoras on the question of who should be the effective commander of the expedition against Naxos, with the result that the enterprise failed (499 BCE).
With these allies in 498 BCE Aristagoras was able to stage a surprise raid from the coast of Asia Minor inland to the city of Sardis, the former capital of the kingdom of Lydia, which was then the capital of the most important Persian satrapy in Asia Minor.
Thereupon Aristagoras withdrew, leaving behind the smoldering city, but the event stimulated a universal revolt of the Greek subjects of Persia all the way from the Bosphorus to the island of Cyprus.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Military/Persian_wars/persian_wars_marathon.htm   (9599 words)

 Campaigns of Darius -Ionian revolt.
Aristagoras, having spent a large part of his own personal fortune and with nothing to show was probably in no hurry to return to Ionia and face Artaphrenes.
Aristagoras' own self interest is certainly shown as a key factor but the revolt had the popular support of the Ionians who saw it as a chance of democracy and self rule.
Aristagoras, meanwhile, had been unsuccessful in persuading Sparta but had convinced Athens to provide 20 ships and Eretria 5, in support of the rebellion.
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 Herodotus: Book Five
Aristagoras makes his case to Cleomenes in a long speech, using a map of the world engraved on a bronze tablet to illustrate.
Aristagoras of Miletus goes from Sparta to Athens, and by citing the status of the Milesians as apoikoi of Athens persuades the assembly (whose number Hdt puts at 30,000) to send 20 ships to Miletus (97).
Aristagoras disregards this and departs for Myrcinus, where he is killed by Thracians (126).
academic.reed.edu /humanities/Hum110/Hdt/Hdt5.html   (2498 words)

 Background to the Revolt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Aristagoras readily agrees, but he feels his troops are insufficient and asks for extra help from Persia - as although Naxos can put out 8,000 men and a reasonable fleet, more support would be appreciated.
For Aristagoras this is a disaster for two reasons: It would have cost a fortune to put on, but second he has made big promises to Aristagoras and Darius which have appeared to be hollow.
Histiaeus was tyrant of Miletus before Aristagoras, he was the bloke who on the Scythian campaign says that the bridge shouldn’t be cut down.
www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk /Ionianrevolt.htm   (638 words)

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Thus then the despots were deposed in the various cities; and Aristagoras the Milesian, after having deposed the despots, bade each people appoint commanders in their several cities, and then himself set forth as an envoy to Lacedemon; for in truth it was necessary that he should find out some powerful alliance.
However, Aristagoras the despot of Miletos arrived at Sparta while Cleomenes was reigning: and accordingly with him he came to speech, having, as the Lacedemonians say, a tablet of bronze, on which was engraved a map[31] of the whole Earth, with all the sea and all the rivers.
And Aristagoras came forward before the assembly of the people and said the same things as he had said at Sparta about the wealth which there was in Asia, and about the Persian manner of making war, how they used neither shield nor spear and were easy to overcome.
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 Graeco-Persian Wars - ninemsn Encarta
To secure Náxos for the empire, Aristagoras, the tyrant of Miletus, led an expedition against the island in 499 bc.
However, having to abandon the attack after a four-month siege, Aristagoras feared personal reprisals for his failed expedition and decided to revolt, supported by other Greek cities.
Recognizing the strength of the Spartan hoplite army, the most advanced military force of its time, Aristagoras approached the Spartan king, Cleomenes I, to provide further support, but Cleomenes refused to undertake an expedition overseas.
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 Thracian Battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
To this question of Aristagoras, Hecataeus, the historian, son of Hegesander, made answer that in his judgement neither place was suitable.
"Aristagoras should build a fort," he said, "in the island of Leros, and, if driven from Miletus, should go there and bide his time; from Leros attacks might readily be made, and he might re-establish himself in Miletus." Such was the advice given by Hecataeus.
Aristagoras, however, was bent on retiring to Myrcinus.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 499 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Histiaeus, already in possession of Miletus, asked and obtained a district on the Strymon, in Thrace, where, leaving Miletus under the charge of his kinsman, Aristagoras, he built a town called Myrcinus, apparently with a view of establishing an independent kingdom.
His suspicions were correct: Histiaeus had encouraged Aristagoras in his design, employing a singular expedient to escape detection.
He had shaved the head of one of his slaves, branded his message on the skin, and sent him to Aristagoras, after the hair had grown, with the direction to shave it off again.
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 Aristagoras (2) * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
When the Persian king, Darius, tried to invade Skythia (Scythia), Aristagoras and other allies were left at the Ister (Danube River) to guard the pontoon bridge which had granted Darius’; army entry into Europe and assured his return to Asia Minor.
Aristagoras and the other allies reasoned that Darius was the source of their authority and that his death would surely mean the end of their tyrannies; the allies made a pretense of destroying the bridge to appease the Skythians and waited for Darius to arrive.
The Skythians decided that, as free men, Aristagoras and the other allies were base and unmanly but as slaves they were very good because they were subservient and loyal.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
Aristagoras, the author of the Ionian revolt, perished in the way which I have described.
On his arrival, being asked by Artaphernes, the Sardian satrap, what he thought was the reason that the Ionians had rebelled, he made answer that he could not conceive, and it had astonished him greatly, pretending to be quite unconscious of the whole business.
He had formerly been tyrant of Samos, but was ousted from his government by Aristagoras the Milesian, at the same time with the other tyrants of the Ionians.
classics.mit.edu /Herodotus/history.6.vi.html   (10080 words)

 Aristagoras - LoveToKnow 1911
In Soo B.C. he persuaded the Persians to join him in an attack upon Naxos, but he quarrelled with Megabates, the Persian commander, who warned the inhabitants of the island, and the expedition failed.
Finding himself the object of Persian suspicion, Aristagoras, instigated by a message from Histiaeus, raised the standard of revolt in Miletus, though it seems likely that this step had been under consideration for some time (see IoNIA).
After the complete failure of the Ionian revolt he emigrated to Myrcinus in Thrace.
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 The story of Agyrion in the Sicily Island - www.agyrion.it
To gain popular support Aristagoras offered the Milesians a democratic government, and he handed over the tyrants with him to their cities, which treated them with leniency except for Coes, who was stoned to death at Mytilene.
Then Aristagoras went to Sparta for aid; but Cleomenes became concerned when he discovered that the Persian capital was three months away; finally his young daughter warned him that the bribe offers of Aristagoras were going to corrupt him.
Aristagoras fled to Myrcinus, where he was killed by Thracians when he was besieging one of their towns.
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 Summary of and commentary on Herodotus' Histories, book 5
Aristagoras does not wait until he has fallen in disfavor with Darius, and decides to revolt against the great king.
Aristagoras may have been hoping for the ownership of the silver mines at Siphnos or the marble quarries at Paros.
Cleomenes' answer to Aristagoras ('the proposal to take the Spartans a three months' journey from the sea is a highly improper one') betrays a very healthy judgment.
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 Leaders and Battles: Aristagoras,
Aristagoras was the ruler of the Ionian city Miletus.
He encouraged a number of the Ionian cities to rebell against Persia in 499 bc.
Persia succesfully put down the rebellion and Aristagoras fled to Mycrinus.
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 Ionian Revolt - History for Kids!
This force was led by Aristagoras, the tyrant of Miletus, known to be very close to the Persian king Darius —; he was Greek and his force was mainly though not entirely Greek.
Aristagoras, fearing the reaction of the Persian king Darius to his defeat, took charge of the revolt (much to the Ionians’; surprise).
Aristagoras deposed the other pro-Persian Ionian tyrants and set up democracies in their place, basically like the Athenian democracy (which had itself only just been established).
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 History of Ancient Athens - The Persian Wars
When the expedition failed, Aristagoras in order to avoid punishment for his promises to the satrap, he initiated the revolt to the unhappy Ionic cities.
There is a story, that when Aristagoras offered Kleomenes more and more money, his eight years old daughter, Gorgo, told her father "Go away father, otherwise this man is going to corrupt you".
The Athenians and Eretrians sent a fleet (twenty triremes the former and five the later) and joining forces with the Ionians, marched and attacked the city of Sardis, which was burned accidentally (498 BC).
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