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  Ionian Revolt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ionian Revolts were triggered by the actions of Aristagoras, the tyrant of the Ionian city of Miletus at the end of the 6th century BC and the beginning of the 5th century BC.
The Ionians had success with the sack of Sardis but the Persian counter attack was too strong and the Ionians where decisively defeated at Lade off the coast of Miletus in 494.
The former rulers of Naxos appealed to Aristagoras, the Greek tyrant of the Ionian city-state of Miletus, for aid.
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 BBC - h2g2 - The Graeco-Persian Wars: The Ionian Revolt
The Ionian revolt can be considered the prelude to the Graeco-Persian Wars, since it was partly due to some of the Greek mainland cities' involvement that the king of Persia decided that the Greek threat had to be neutralised.
A Commonwealth of Ionians was established: this was quite an achievement considering the usually divisive nature of the Ionians and the Greeks in general.
In the winter of 499BC, an Ionian posing as a Persian loyalist travelled to where the Persian fleet was docked north of Miletus and, persuading the Ionians serving there to join the rebellion, stole the lot.
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 Ionian Revolt essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Ionians needed some form of central organization and it seems that it came a meeting that was held at the Panionion.
Another reason for Ionian failure is highlighted here: after the Ionians are victorious at sea, the merely sail off home to Ionia, having reached the limits of their orders.
The battle of Lade is a catastrophe for the Ionians.
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 Campaigns of Darius -Ionian revolt.
The Ionian revolt against Persian rule in 499 BC was to last for 6 years and end, not only in defeat for the Ionians but with the enslavement of much of its people, economic ruin, subjugation, and the comparative eclipse of a once thriving culture.
In 498 BC., Aristagoras, the governor of the Ionian city of Miletus had organised a combined Persian/Ionian expedition to capture the island of Naxos which he funded with the help of the Persian Satrap, Artaphrenes and even with the help of Darius himself.
Although the Ionians were victorius at sea against the Phonecians, they returned to their homes after hearing of the Persian's victory on land.
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 Herodotus: Book Five
The Ionians prevented from plundering the city by a fire, which drives the Lydians and Persians into the center of town, where they make a stand; the Ionians withdraw, but the city is burnt (101).
The Ionians win in the sea battle; Onesilus kills the Persian general, but then is killed himself, and the Cypriots are defeated, allegedly because of the treachery of the men of Curium, a city in the south-west (112-113).
Ionian reinforcements arrive, and another battle takes places, in which the Persians are again victorious (120).
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 Iranica.com - Greece
The prelude to and the immediate cause of this revolt was the failure of an attack on Naxos by Aristagoras and a Persian fleet led by one of the King's cousins, the "admiral" Megabates, who is mentioned with this title on a Persepolis Treasury Tablet (no. 8, lines 6 ff.).
The Greek cities on Cyprus revolted at the same time too, under Onesilus of Salamis, but they were recaptured already in 497 B.C.E. by the Persians with help from the Phoenician cities established on the island and for the Ionian resistance, were are not significant.
The Ionian Revolt was only the prelude, however, to a far greater clash between Greeks and Persians or between "the Hellenes" and "the barbarians," as the proem of Herodotus' Histories has it; and his is the only detailed account of these struggles.
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 AcademicDB - The Ionian Revolt.
In Book IV-VI of his Histories, which was written in 440 BC, the ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, gives an in depth explanation of the events which led to the Ionian Revolt, and the Revolt itself.
The Ionian Revolt took place for many reasons; one being that the people of Ionia were disgruntled with the current government, which was a tyrannical system[1].
Also, the wealth of the Ionian people had gone down, due to the fact that the Persians intervened in the Ionian's affairs.
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 The Greeks - The Ionian Revolt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although the Ionians maintained close relationships with the inhabitants of Attica, by about 500 BC, all of the colonies in Asia Minor recognized the supremacy of the Persian king's representative, the satrap, based in his city of Sardis.
Their revolt lasted for six years before it was finally defeated in 494 BC.
The Persians then made an example of several of the Ionian cities by carrying off their inhabitants to Persia to be resettled, sold as slaves, or in the case of many young men, made into eunuchs.
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 Ionian Revolt - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ionian Revolt - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ionian Revolt, revolt against Persian rule from 499 to 494 bc.
Ionia was joined by several Greek cities in the uprising, which was put down by...
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 Prelude to the Persian Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 498 BC the Athenians conquered and burned Sardis, which was the capitol of Lydia, and all the Greek cities in Asia Minor joined in the revolt.
Darius realized that the Ionian Greeks would be a perpetual bother as long as they could gain help and encouragement from the Greek mainland so he determined to conquer Greece proper, secure his western frontier and lay the groundwork for Persia's expansion into Europe.
Thus the stage was set for Persia's invasion of Greece and the begining of the Persian Wars.
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 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
The Persian Wars begin with the Ionian Revolt and the history of that revolt really begins with Croesus, king of Lydia, located in Asia Minor.
Athens had been a principal ally in the Ionian Revolt and the Athenians quite naturally feared that Darius would be coming after them next.
So worried were the Athenians that in 493 they fined the playwright Phrynichus 1,000 drachmas for his play The Capture of Miletus, which in recounting the events of the Ionian Revolt, reminded them of the reasons for their current difficulty.
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 GrPerRel
Ionians request aid from Sparta and are refused.
Revolt of the Magi led by Gaumata (Smerdis).
Ionians participate (Mandrokles designs the bridge, Histiaeus of Miletus leads the Ionian contingent, Miltiades urges the Ionians to destroy the Danube bridge.
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 ionian revolt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
498 Ionians and allies attack and burn Sardis (capital of satrap in Lydia).
Ionian successes in Hellespont, Byzantium, Caria, Cyprus revolts.
Ionians deliberate at Panionium, decide on naval strategy, collect fleet of 353 ships (6.7-8).
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 Essay: The Ionian revolt - Coursework.Info
The Ionian Revolt Name :Kris Agnew Student #: 0262044 TA: Laura Hoy The Ionian revolt occurred in about the year 500 BC with the major players being the Greeks and the Persians.
The Ionians were a Greek people who had settled in what is presently the west coast of Turkey.
The Ionian people were not the only ones to revolt, they gathered others like the Hellspontians and the Byzantines to join them in their rebellion.
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 Greco-Persian Wars - Crystalinks
But the conquest of Asia Minor (546 BC) left the Ionian Greeks under Persian rule, while the other Greeks were free, a state of affairs that was going to cause trouble sooner or later.
With the failure of the Ionian Revolt (499 BC - 494 BC), Darius was intent on subjugating the Greeks and punishing them for their part in the revolt.
To accomplish the second, Darius's army, now led by Artaphernes, son of a satrap of Sardis, and Datis, a Median admiral (Mardonius had been injured in the prior attack), was dispatched in early September 490 BC to land at the Bay of Marathon and threaten an overland attack towards Athens.
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 Ionia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Ion, regarded as the founder of the Ionian tribe, was the son of Creusa (daughter of Erechtheus); his father was either Creusa's husband Xuthus (according to Hesiod's Eoiae) or Apollo (according to Euripides).
The cities called Ionian in historical times were twelve in number, an arrangement copied as it was supposed (Herodotus I.145) from the constitution of the Ionian cities in Greece which had originally occupied the territory in the north of the Peloponnese subsequently held by the Achaeans.
But the fleet of the Ionians was defeated off the island of Lade, and the destruction of Miletus after a protracted siege was followed by the reconquest of all the Asiatic Greeks, insular as well as continental.
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 Ionian Revolt - History for Kids!
Aristagoras, fearing the reaction of the Persian king Darius to his defeat, took charge of the revolt (much to the Ionians’ surprise).
The Spartans, never very interested in events in Asia, and always worried about helot revolts, turned him down, so he went to Athens, which agreed to send a lot of her new navy — twenty ships.
The Ionian Revolt at first went well: the allied forces captured and burnt the capital city of Sardis, though they did not capture the citadel.
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 Travel Guide To Turkey, Guide de la Turquie, GUIDE MARTINE, Guide to Turkey, Guide de Turquie, Travel, Turkey, Voyage, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ionian cities' revolts against Persia: at the beginning of the 5C BC the cities of Ionia, led by Miletus, revolted against the Persian administration in Lydia (Sardis).
As a result of a revolt by the Thebans, he took the city by surprise and destroyed it (only the temples were spared) teaching the other Greek cities a lesson.
The three wars he led against the Romans (88-84, 83-81, 74-64 BC) were unsuccessful, and finally his kingdom, which he had increased by the conquest of the seaboard from Bithynia to Colchis, Paphlagonia and Armenia, was lost to Rome (63 BC).
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 The Internet Classics Archive | The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
The Ionian tyrants sent accordingly by night to their respective citizens, and reported the words of the Persians; but the people were all staunch, and refused to betray their countrymen, those of each state thinking that they alone had had made to them.
For they saw that all was disorder among the Ionians, and they felt also that it was hopeless to contend with the power of the king; since if they defeated the fleet which had been sent against them, they knew that another would come five times as great.
He likewise took the measurement of their whole country in parasangs- such is the name which the Persians give to a distance of thirty furlongs- and settled the tributes which the several cities were to pay, at a rate that has continued unaltered from the time when Artaphernes fixed it down to the present day.
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 Asia Minor Coins - Ionia
Athens claimed to be the mother city of all the Ionian colonists, but modern scholars believe that the Ionians were actually a mixed group (mainly from Attica and Boeotia) and that after migrating they were further mixed by intermarriage with native groups, such as the Carians.
The Ionians are mentioned in the catalogue of subject people in the Behistun inscription of the Persian king Darius I the Great.
During various Greek uprisings, most of the Ionian cities gained a brief freedom, but their fate continued to be subject to treaties with the Persians and changed as Persian fortunes waxed and waned.
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 Herodotus: Book Six
In conference at the Panionium, the Ionians resolve to allow Miletus to be besieged, and to mass for a sea battle at Lade, an island near Miletus (7).
The Persian generals, worried at the number of Ionian ships, appeal to the deposed tyrants of Ionia, asking them to persuade the Ionians not to fight with promises of leniency or, as last resort, with horrible threats; the Ionians reject the appeals, made secretly and individually (9-10).
Hortatory speech to the Ionian fleet by Dionysius the Phocaean (11).
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 Ionic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ionian Islands, seven Greek islands which lie on the eastern coast of the Ionian Sea.
Ionian Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Southern Italy.
Ionian Revolt, a revolt by Greek Ionians against the Persian Empire in western Anatolia preceding the Greco-Persian Wars.
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 Ancient Greece - Herodotus and the Persian Wars - free Suite101.com course
What we can be sure of however is that two of the leaders of the revolution were Histiaeus, the ruler of the city-state of Miletus, who had been taken away to the Persian capital of Susa by Darius (presumably as a hostage) and one Aristagoras, who was ruling Miletus in his stead.
Aristagoras first organised the revolt in Ionia against the Persians, then set sail to Mainland Greece in order to enlist the aid of the Spartans and the Athenians.
Although his request for aid was turned down by the Spartans, it was received favourably by the Athenians, who dispatched a force of twenty ships to help their fellow Greeks in Ionia.
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 Iole to Ixion * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
From north to south, the Ionian Islands are: Kerkyra (Corfu), Paxos (Paxi), Leukas (Lefkada), Ithaka (Ithaki), Kephallenia (Cephallenia) and Zakynthus (Zante) and Kythira.
An arm of the Mediterranean Sea between southern Italy, eastern Sicily and the Greek mainland; the Ionian Sea is connected to the Adriatic Sea by the Strait of Otranto; commonly called the Ekhinades (Echinades).
Dorian, Akhaian (Achaean), Aeolian and Ionian; the Ionians settled the northern coast of the Peloponnesian Peninsula circa 1100 BCE and established numerous colonies in Asia Minor.
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 Detail Page
The area was named for Greeks of the Ionian ethnic group who invaded ca.
The term Ionian Enlightenment sometimes is used to describe the intellectual explosion that occurred, chiefly at Miletus, in the 500s
Eventually, however, the onus of tribute and the fading of the Persian threat served to disenchant the allies.
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 Detail Page
Greek discontent was rife—particularly against the Greek Tyrants whom the Persians had set up as their puppet rulers in the cities.
The ringleader of this mutiny was Aristogoras of Miletus, himself one of the tyrants.
Meanwhile the revolt spread to other Greek regions under Persian rule: Byzantium, the Hellespont, and the Greek cities of Cyprus.
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