What did the Grek Historian Herodocus recount?
A story, he related many a tale about the Persian empire and its conflicts iwth other peoples including Greeks
What is the story about Cyrus?
He was a leader of the expanding Persian realm, and Croesus, ruler of the powerful and wealthy kingdom of Lydia in southewestrn Anatolia.
What did Croesus do?
He noted the growht of Perisan influence with concern and asked a greeek racle at Delphi weather to go to war against Cyrus it was responded that an attack would result in the loss of a great kingdom
What was the outcome of the war?
Cyrus was able to defeat Croceus.
What was Lydia Able to do?
Control maritime trade
When did the Achamendids rule?
form 558-330 BCe
When did the Selucids rule?
From 323--83 BCe
When did the PArthians rule?
247 BCE0224 CE
When did the Sasanids rule?
The origins of classical Persian society trace back to where?
The late stages of Mesopotamian society. During the centuries before 1000 BCE, two closely re
Who were the two Mespotamian people who were related?
Medes and the Persians migrated form central Asia to Persia, The Southwestern portion of the modern day state of Iran, where they lived in loose subjection ot the Babylonian and Assyrian
What languages did the Medes and Persians speak?
Indo European langauges and their movements were part of the larger Indo European migraitons
How did the Medes and Persians organize themselves?
They were mostly pastorialists although they also practiced a limited amoun tof agriculture.
How were MEdes and Persians organized politically?
they were organized in clans rather than by states or formal political institutions, but htey recognized leaders who collected themselves by clans rather than by statesor formal politica institutions.