Existing principalities, tribes and independent cities remainedunder a local ruler if he could keep control. A provincial governor maintained overall control over these groups,collected taxes, and maintain internal and external security. The king gave directions to the governors. Where local READ MORE
The Greek city-states of the Eastern Mediterranean and the PersianEmpire 499-449 BCE.
Herodotus the historian records that the provinces and cities ofthe Empire were each responsible to raise their quota of forces. Hegives a combined total of over two million, though the quality ofthe contingents and their effectiveness varied greatly.None o them READ MORE
It was the site of a battle between Athens and Plataea and aPersian expeditionary force sent to take over Athens and reinstallan Athenian tyrant to prevent it causing further trouble within thePersian Empire. The Athenians repelled the Persian force at READ MORE
After 50 years of fighting Persia in 449 BCE agreed to stay out of the Greek city-states of Asia Minor and the Islands. This left the Greek cities to go back to their usual fighting amongst each other, culminating in READ MORE
Lade 474 BCE Salamis 480 BCE Plataia 479 BCE Eurtmedon 466 BCE Cyprus 450 BCE
See Esther 1 and 2.
480 BCE – nearly two and a half thousand years.
After the Persian invasion of 480-479 BCE was repelled, it tookover leadership from Sparta and led a coalition of Greek citiesagainst Persia.
The Persian tribes were part of the empire of the Medes. ThePersians under their king Cyrus the Great took over the Medes, andused combined strength to take over the Babylonian Empire and thenAsia Minor and central Asia. Under Cyrus and READ MORE