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Second Persian War – ancient Greece

By |2017-07-09T02:12:19+00:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History, West Asia|

Gold coin of Xerxes (or another Persian king) After the Athenians beat the Persians in the First Persian War, at the battle of Marathon, the Persians left the Greeks alone for ten years. The Persians were busy fighting a revolt in Egypt, and their king Darius had died. But as soon as Darius' son [...]

Hellenistic Greece – Greek history

By |2018-04-23T06:49:28+00:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Hellenistic Greece: Alexander fights Darius at Issus (mosaic from Pompeii) Socrates and Plato After the Peloponnesian War was over, all the cities of Greece were worn out and poor. Many men went and fought for the Persians for money. But others tried to rebuild the cities. This was the time of Socrates and [...]