All Greece north of Athens was still in Persian control. Supply lines cut and a portion of the Army destroyed there was still a worrying amount of Persians on the mainland. The Persian commander Mardonius tried to divide the Greeks by sending Gold to Sparta’s traditional allies and bribing them. The Spartans were unfased safe behind the Peloponnese but the Athenians became agitated and tried to withdraw from the Hellenic league. The Spartans not willing to let this happen took to
Now just like in the first war Sparta couldn’t do it alone; so they asked the Persians to help conquer Athens. They asked their own enemy for help. This truly was a good example of history repeating itself. Mainly because Spartans defeated the Persians on land and Athenians defeated them in the sea. This time Spartans defeated the Athenians on land and the Persians defeated the Athenians in the sea.
I know you might be shock at this news but I was honestly doing it for the better of Rome. To this very day I still think that we should have killed Mark Antony along with Caesar. As we both know, Antony was up to no good. He turned to romans against us, started a war against, and let’s not forget, he tried to kill us both. If you would have listen to me, none of this would have happen to us and would have been living in Rome, where to people loved and looked us and you would still have Portia.
After the siege was lifted, the Carthaginians kept their navy in the harbor of Messana. This angered the Campanians, who quickly went to the Romans for help. Since the Romans were allied to the Campanians, they agreed and removed the Carthaginians from the port of Messana. The Carthaginian government was enraged by this action and declared war on Rome. It was said that prior to the war, Rome did not have an efficient navy.
The Athenian General Themistocles should be credited for the outcome as he knew the Greeks should stand and fight in Salamis and not fall back further to Isthmus like others wanted. So to get the battle to go ahead Themistocles sent a messenger to Xerxes saying that his men will aid the Persians if they fight as other Greeks planned on retreat, Xerxes responded to this sending his large Triremes to block all exits at Salamis a task which took them all night to do without rest. With nowhere for the Greeks to go they fought the drained Persian navy and their home advantage again played a role in superior strategy, the smaller Greek triremes easily cut through Xerxes fleet with their underwater rams. Herodotus writes that half the Persian fleet were destroyed and the rest retreated as the Greeks followed them looking for more destruction. -“The Persians were in confusion and had no
King Leonidas Leonidas was the king of Sparta at one time. He is most famous for leading the three hundred Spartans against the Persian army. He lived in the Peloponnesus and the city state of Sparta. Leonidas had a major impact in his time; he led troops to eliminate Persians to defend Sparta. Doing this Sparta and Athens won the war against the Persians, but ended up losing to Rome.
When it was revealed that Oedipus himself murdered Laius, he chose to be banished from Thebes. It sounded definitely the best exit because he wanted his punishment to be more symbolic than justice like. Despite all this, Oedipus didn’t want to commit suicide because it would not do the citizens of Thebes any good, to be people belonging to a kingdom where two kings dye, one past another. Even though it seems that Oedipus has not been a particularly good monarch, in fact his only major accomplishment seems to be killing the Sphinx all those years ago; having a king put to death could have serious repercussions on the rest of the kingdom. By highlighting Oedipus’ punishment one could see that the play contains some gray area.
I think that the rulers of these empires should have been happy with all that they had accomplished instead of trying to take more and more. If you continue to build and create one of the biggest empires around, then others will want to step in and take it from you. The Persians continued to try and take over and creep into Greece, yet never succeeded (Bentley and Ziegler 112). The Babylonian Empire ultimately fell due to invaders trying to take over. The same goes for the Assyrians, they fell in 612 B.C.E.
Achilles did not go for his glory this time. He went back because his friend was worth alot to him and wants to avenge his death. Achilles chases the Trojans back to Troy. He chased Hector and killed him. Then he shows his body in a very bad way.
At Plataea, Persian mistakes greatly contributed to the Greek victory there. The Greeks forces refused to be drawn into the Persian cavalry’s prime area; this created an 11-day stalemate. Mardonius’, the Persian commandant in charge, raids disrupted the Greek’s supplies and forced them to retreat slightly. Mardonius misconceived this as a full retreat and pursued, giving the Greeks their strategic advantage of higher ground, and eliminated their now ineffective cavalry. The Greek’s wheeled, and charged with well-drilled precision (Hammond) at the perusing and unsuspecting Persians.