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The Persian Empire. Cyrus the Great 560 -530 BCE. Empire founder Toleration Local leaders kept power Conquered ppls kept gods and culture Did not destroy homes Collected tribute. Darius 549-485 BCE. Expanded the empire Provinces Satraps – province govs. Royal Road Hammurabi’s Laws

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The persian empire

The Persian Empire


Cyrus the great 560 530 bce

Cyrus the Great560 -530 BCE

  • Empire founder

  • Toleration

  • Local leaders kept power

  • Conquered ppls kept gods and culture

  • Did not destroy homes

  • Collected tribute


Darius 549 485 bce

Darius549-485 BCE

  • Expanded the empire

  • Provinces

  • Satraps – province govs.

  • Royal Road

  • Hammurabi’s Laws

  • Minted coins, weights and measures standardized


Persian wars

Persian Wars

  • 490BCE – Darius invades Greece

  • Battle of Marathon – Greek victory

  • Why invade?

  • 480 Xerxes I invades Greece

  • Battle of Thermopylae – Persian victory

  • Battle of Salamis – Greek victory


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