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  1. The Persian Empire

  2. Cyrus the Great560 -530 BCE • Empire founder • Toleration • Local leaders kept power • Conquered ppls kept gods and culture • Did not destroy homes • Collected tribute

  3. Darius549-485 BCE • Expanded the empire • Provinces • Satraps – province govs. • Royal Road • Hammurabi’s Laws • Minted coins, weights and measures standardized

  4. 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