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What was the immediate cause of the Persian wars?

What was the immediate cause of the Persian wars?

The Persian Wars began in 499 BCE, when Greeks in the Persian-controlled territory rose in the Ionian Revolt. Athens, and other Greek cities, sent aid, but were quickly forced to back down after defeat in 494 BCE. Subsequently, the Persians suffered many defeats at the hands of the Greeks, led by the Athenians.

What factors led to the Persian defeat?

Such factors include unity, leadership, strategy, tactics and the pre-eminence of the Greek soldier. Each contributing factor was to play a distinctive and pivotal role in the various battles to come, which ultimately would lead to the subsequent demise of the Persians.

Which of the following battles was the final major battle of the Persian wars?

Ancient Greece Review Flashcards

What was the final battle of the Persian Wars: Marathon, Thermopylae, Plataea, Salamis? Plataea
Which of the following was NOT a result of the Persian Wars: Athens burned, Sparta dominated, Delian League, Athens prospered? Sparta dominated

Who won the Persian War?


Did Sparta win the Persian War?

Although the Greeks finally beat the Persians in the Battle of Platea in 479 B.C., thus ending the Greco-Persian Wars, many scholars attribute the eventual Greek success over the Persians to the Spartans’ defense at Thermopylae.

How did Sparta win the war?

Finally, in 405 BC, at the Battle of Aegospotami , Lysander captured the Athenian fleet in the Hellespont. Lysander then sailed to Athens and closed off the Port of Piraeus. Athens was forced to surrender, and Sparta won the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC.

What caused the downfall of Sparta?

Spartan power declined due to the military, social and cultural factors that allowed other states to challenge their preeminent position in the Greek world.

What caused the war between Athens and Sparta?

The primary causes were that Sparta feared the growing power and influence of the Athenian Empire. The Peloponnesian war began after the Persian Wars ended in 449 BCE. The two powers struggled to agree on their respective spheres of influence, absent Persia’s influence.

What was the relationship between Athens and Sparta?

One of the main ways they were similar was in their form of government. Both Athens and Sparta had an Assembly, whose members were elected by the people. Sparta was ruled by two kings, who ruled until they died or were forced out of office.

Who was better Sparta or Athens?

Sparta is far superior to Athens because their army was fierce and protective, girls received some education and women had more freedom than in other poleis. First, the army of Sparta was the strongest fighting force in Greece. This made Sparta one of the safest cities to live in.