Objective:. To review the ECC Persian War reading by highlighting 4 Battles of the War and identifying the significance of each. For each battle complete the following:. 1. Who was involved? (people, CS ) 2. When and Where was the battle? 3. What happened?
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To review the ECC Persian War reading by highlighting 4 Battles of the War and identifying the significance of each.
Ancient Engraving of Athenian Agora
The Persian Wars were immensely important in the history of ancient Greece. Working together to defeat a common foe reminded the Greek city-states that they shared a common language, culture and religion. After the wars ended, Spartans, Athenians and residents of other Greek city-states referred to themselves collectively as “Greeks” more then they had in the past. Additionally, victory over the might Persian Empire filled the Greeks with a new level of confidence. At times, this confidence expressed itself as sheer arrogance. For example, in Herodotus' history to the Persian Wars, he repeatedly referred to the Persians as “barbarians.”