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 Greco-Persian Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greco-Persian Wars or Persian Wars were a series of conflicts between the Greek world and the Persian Empire that started about 500 BC and lasted until 448 BC.
For the Greeks, the Persian Wars engendered a consciousness of Greek unity, but the reality was short-lived, and a mere twenty years later the Greek world was torn apart by the Peloponnesian War.
Persian Empire in 500 BC At the end of the 6th century BC, Darius the Great ruled over an immense realm, from western India to eastern Europe. /wiki/Persian_Wars   (971 words)

 Greco_Persian wars
The populations of the islands and the Ionian coast revolt and expel the persians garrisons.
Persians, under the Artapherne's command, beat the insurrectionists under the Ephese's walls and the greek fleet is destroyed close to the small island of Lade, in - 494, in the vicinity of Milet.
The persian armada (nearly 1200 triremes), follows the coast and is hung by the Greeks with the course Artemission. /miltiade/GB/greco-persian_wars.htm   (1703 words)

The horses of the famous Persian cavalry are in transport vessels; the troops are carried in triremes.
Athens becomes the main target of the Persian emperor's hostility - partly because of her support for the Ionian rebels, but also because the tyrant Hippias, expelled from Athens, is at the Persian court offering treacherous encouragement.
When the Persians annexe Ionia in about 545, acquiring a foothold on the Aegean, the strongest city state in mainland Greece is Sparta. /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab69   (1755 words)

 Parthian Army - (CAIS)
The Greco-Persian wars and Alexander's victories proved that light-armed troops could not stop heavy, well-trained, and brilliantly led infantry of the type of hoplites or phalanx.
The nature of their state and political conditions combined with lessons of history enforced an unusual military structure in Parthia: North Iranian nomads constantly threatened eastern borders while in the west first the Seleucids and then the Romans were ever ready for full-scale invasions.
They used no war chariots, and confined the use of the wagon to transporting females accompanying commanders on expeditions [147]. /CAIS/Military/parthian_army.htm   (1447 words)

 The Greco-Persian Wars (Peter Green) - book review
While The Greco-Persian Wars is a scholarly volume, with the full apparatus of notes and bibliography, it has the feel of more popular writing: one can sense Green's other calling as a historical novelist.
Physically The Greco-Persian Wars is an attractive volume, with a nice selection of halftones and a dozen maps (though many of these have no scale or indication of north, or, rather distractingly, show modern roads and towns).
The Greco-Persian Wars is a reissue of an earlier (1969) work, The Year of Salamis. /h/Greco-Persian_Wars.html   (394 words)

Persian Archer of the Regiment of Treasury Archers.
The Wars of the Roses and The Burgundian Wars.
Persian Infantryman and Archer of “Sparabara” (Pavise-bearers) Line Infantry. /products.html   (1137 words)

 Persian - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch
Attar was a Persian Sufi of the 12th century and his masterpiece is The Conference of the Birds, an epic allegory of the seeker's journey to God.
These exquisite renderings of the 13th-century Persian mystic's words into American free verse capture all the "inner searching, the delicacy, and simple groundedness" that...
The Root of Wild Madder : Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet /persian.htm   (294 words)

 [minstrels] The Persian Version -- Robert Graves
The Greeks could not hope to face the Persians' cavalry contingent on the open plain, but before dawn one day the Greeks learned that the cavalry were temporarily absent from the Persian camp, whereupon Miltiades ordered a general attack upon the Persian infantry.
The generals were evenly divided on whether to await the Persians or to attack them, and the tie was broken by a civil official, Callimachus, who decided in favour of an attack.
In the ensuing battle, Miltiades led his contingent of 10,000 Athenians and 1,000 Plataeans to victory over the Persian force of 15,000 by reinforcing his battle line's flanks and thus decoying the Persians' best troops into pushing back his centre, where they were surrounded by the inward-wheeling Greek wings. /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/515.html   (600 words)

 Persian Empire, Persopolis - Crystalinks
The Persian Wars began when some of these cities revolted against Darius I, Persia's king, in 499 BC.
Cyrus rallied the Persians together, and in 550 BC defeated the forces of Astyages, who was then captured by his own nobles and turned over to the triumphant Cyrus, now Shah of the Persian kingdom.
The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran). /persia.html   (2708 words)

 Rant+Rave: Marathon Thoughts
According to "The Greco-Persian Wars" by Peter Green (an eminent classicist), what happened was this (I'm summarizing; this is from pp.
After the Athenian forces defeated the Persian land force, the rest of the Persian fleet sailed around with the intent of attacking Athens.
The sight of this made the Persians retreat, and made pro-Persian Athenians unwilling to betray their city. /archives/000269.html   (279 words)

 Custom essay on History / Greco-Persian Wars - Essay Empire
Despite their numerical superiority the Persians were unable to withstand the disciplined and determined hoplites fighting in defense of their freedom.
The Persians had the more versatile force, with cavalry, archers, and skirmishing troops, but the Athenian force consisting essentially of hoplites was more heavily armed.
As some of his conflict with Cleomenes had been over his sympathy with the pro-Persian party at /samples/history/grecopersianwars/107.html   (2993 words)

 Ancient Greek Wars
The Persian Wars (500 - 449 B.C) - conflict between the Greek city-states and the Persian Empire.
The Age of Fable - The Trojan War - chapters 27 and 28 from Bulfinch's Mythology.
Alexander the Macedonian early life, on the Macedonian throne, the crash of the greek resistance, the battles in Persia, India, Egypt, marriage and his death. /wars/wars.htm   (202 words)

This book is a thorough, readable account of the Persian Wars, directed to the general reader, rather than the student or the academic.
The first covers the period from the foundation of the Persian empire down to the battle of Marathon, looking at the development of Sparta, Athens and other Greeks and how the various parties came into a collision which could only be settled by a major war.
The account of the battle of Plataea also reconstructs an elaborate battle plan, with Pausanias luring the Persians to fight on ground more favourable to the Greeks by a feigned retreat, and explains the actions of the Greek centre, which Herodotus dismisses as disordered, as tardy, but fulfilling their part of the plan. /ejournals/ElAnt/V4N1/ooneil.html   (2036 words)

 Ionian Revolt - History for Kids!
The Persians, growing bolder, decided to attack the island of Naxos in 499; this was the first attempt to extend Persian rule off the coast of Asia Minor into the Cycladic islands.
But the Persians were really mad at the Athenians and Eretrians, foreign terrorists who had invaded their country unprovoked and destroyed innocent people's houses and killed people.
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. /learn/greeks/history/ionianrevolt.htm   (820 words)

 THE IRANIAN: BooksL Persians and Greeks
Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time," Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars.
In 445 B.C., Cyrus Spitama, the grandson of the prophet Zoroaster, is the Persian ambassador to the city of Athens.
The ill-fated campaign of Xenophon's army in the political chaos following the Peloponnesian War is the subject of Ford's debut, a long and labyrinthine affair that begins with the army's successful journey to Babylon and an initial battle in which the Persian forces are routed. /Books/persia.html   (468 words)

 Greek Wars - Crystalinks
These are the Trojan War (about 1250 BC, which could be a legend), the Persian Wars (490-480 BC) and the Peloponnesian War (441-404 BC) and the campaigns of Alexander the Great (331-323 BC).
There are four main wars that we do know about, thanks to the writing of Homer and Herodotus and Thucydides and Arrian.
Although there were many wars in ancient Greece, most of them we don't know very much about. /greekwars.html   (446 words)

 Battle of Salamis --¬† Britannica Concise Encyclopedia¬†- Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
The Battle of Marathon was a decisive victory for the Greeks during the Persian Wars.
(Aeschylus served in the battle and wrote The Persians, which is the earliest of his works to survive.) The Greek fleet of some 370 triremes, under the command of Themistocles, lured the Persian fleet of about 800 galleys into the narrow strait between the island of Salamis and the Athenian port of Piraeus.
If the Persians attacked that island citadel, a battle in the narrow sound might yet give a chance to the Greeks, with their armoured marines and heavier ships, against the better sailing ships commanded by the... /ebc/article-9377544   (890 words)

 Plataea - Second Persian War - History for Kids!
The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC, by Philip De Souza (2003).
So in the spring of 479 BC, when Xerxes sent the Persian army back to Greece (he didn't come himself this time), the Greeks met the Persians in the battle of Plataea (plah-TAY-ah) (near Thebes, north of Athens).
Now that the Greeks had won a major naval victory over the Persians at Salamis, they were braver. /learn/greeks/history/plataea.htm   (219 words)

 The Hellenophile
The article also takes a pretty good swipe at Victor Davis Hanson, which is great good fun to read--I find Hanson to be endlessly annoying for missing the intent of the classical authors in his hawkish zeal.
But after a while it becomes hard not to ascribe his revisionism to plain hawkishness, a distaste for compromise and negotiation when armed conflict is possible.
Kagan[base ']s perspective on events and personalities at first suggests an admirable desire to see the war with fresh and unsentimental eyes. /0001147/categories/theHellenophile/2004/01/07.html   (656 words)

 Scholars Aim to Change Date of Historic Marathon Run
The second part of his message was that the Persians were defeated but still attacking, with another attack to come by sea.
That is the conclusion of a group of astronomers who base their conclusions on research incorporating the writings of Herodotus and the lunar charts of Sparta.
The story of Pheidippides and his run is detailed in historical writings of Herodotus, the great Greek historian; Plutarch, the great Roman historian; and other ancient sources. /articles/currentevents/marathondatechange.htm   (516 words) Greco-Persian Wars: Year of Salamis, 480-479 B C: Books
Greco-Persian Wars: Year of Salamis, 480-479 B C
Greco-Persian Wars is a well written, scholarly, and entertaining book.
In many cases ousted leaders sought Persian help to get back to power; they may have been at war with other city-states; or they may simply have chosen earth and water to death and destruction. /exec/obidos/ASIN/0520203135   (1092 words)

 Ex-information minister says suicide of top official disputable
In a recent interview with the Persian journal Siasat-e Rouz, he also cast doubt on the truth of alleged involvement of his former deputy, Saeed Emami, in the serial murders of several intellectuals and political activists committed in 1998.
Tehran, March 11, IRNA -- Former information minister Ali Fallahian has cast more doubts on the alleged suicide of a top official while in prison, saying it remains to be proven. /news/01/mar/1063.html   (496 words)

 HELLAS:NET - Warfare
Very limited evidence of war at sea exists until the Greco- Persian Wars and Punic Wars of the last millennia BC.
Following the catastrophe of 1200 BC, various powers vied for control of the Mediterranean Sea, including the Greeks, Phoenicians, Persians (through Eastern Mediterranean port cities they controlled), Carthaginians, and the Romans.
Ancient courier and combat ships were galleys, relying on both sails and oarsmen for power, with the oars serving as a back-up power source in non-battle situations. /~marsares/warfare/history/naval.html   (1591 words) - Royalty & Monarchy in Iran and Persia - Persian Royal History
Written in the 5th century BC by a Greek historian, this book recounts the history of the Greco-Persian Wars, which took place between 492 and 449 BC.
The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC by Philip De Souza.
Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess From the Harem to Modernity: 1884-1914 by Taj Al-Saltanah, Ann Vanzan, and Amin Neshati. /MiddleEast/Iran   (2017 words)

 All Empires History Forum: Why do Turks think they are so brave?
Still,those Hellens were really outnumbered by the other nations of the Great King.Concerning the Hella-Persian wars in general,Hellens were really outnymbered by the Persians.
Turks have been outnumbered very significantly?I doubt about that.Then,what the Hellens can say?In 99% of their wars they were always fewer from their enemies, from the ancient times up to now.Concerning Turkish wars,if we take those from the collapse of the Byzantine empire until WWI,there are very few were the Turks were outnumbered and,yet,not significantly.
they re-invented the parthian shot and crated another form of the persian empire where the persains taught the turks arabic and made soldiers out of them securing the fronts of ancient persia as it had been in achemeniad times. /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2735   (2300 words)

 Grenada - Historical Miniature Gallery, St. Petersburg
Greco - Persian wars 500-448 BC Athenian hoplite marching.
The Wars of the Roses and The Burgundian Wars.
G143-2 Persian Archer of the Regiment of Treasury Archers. /grenada   (1816 words) The Persian Wars: Books
Persian Wars, King Xerxes, Lake Maeotis, Histiaeus the Milesian, Royal Scythians, Mount Casius, Mount Athos, Mount Cithaeron, Mount Pelion, Aristagoras the Milesian, Eleusinian Demeter, Theban Zeus, Egyptian Thebes, Ceramic Gulf, Cyrus the Great, Holy Salamis, Fair Coast
The Commentaries: The Gallic Wars and the Civil Wars (2MP3 CDs) by Gaius Julius Caesar
The War with Hannibal : Books XXI-XXX of the History of Rome from its Foundation (Classics S.) by Titus Livius Livy /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0075536404?v=glance   (435 words)

 Persian Wars (Herodotus on the Web)
"While The Greco-Persian Wars is a scholarly volume (with the full apparatus of notes and bibliography), it has the feel of more popular writing: one can sense Green's other calling as a historical novelist."
Documents Relevant to the Persian Wars (text of inscriptions adapted from Fornara) from William M. Murray's Herodotus course.
J's Illustrated Persian Wars A good introduction by Janice Siegel, Temple University. /herodotus/10.html   (182 words)

 StrongBrains - Ancient Greece
A survey of the entire world known to the Greeks and a history of the Greco-Persian War.
A modern historian and novelist recounts the war of Eastern despotism versus Greek freedom.
A classic translation of Thucydides's account of the Peloponnesian war, supplemented with excellent footnotes and numerous topical maps. /science/history/greece   (1704 words)

 HIST 5005
The Persian Wars themselves, for some reason, have had less attention (G-PW and Lazenby are the only two books on the subject since Burn's in 1963).
*Mikalson, J. Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars.
The overall bibliography on the subject (as a glance at the titles, themselves highly selective, listed in G-PW will make very clear) is enormous, and still increasing, particularly as regards various aspects of Herodotos. /classics/HIST5005.htm   (924 words)

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