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  • Essay The Persian Wars: How the Greeks Won

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    The Persian Wars: How the Greeks Won The Persian Wars were a series of conflicts fought between the Greek states and the Persian Empire from 500-449 BC. It started in 500 BC, when a few Greek city-states on the coast of Asia Minor, who were under the control of the Persian Empire, revolted against the despotic rule of the Persian king Darius. Athens and Eretria in Euboea gave aid to these Greek cities but not enough, and they were subdued by the Persians. The Persians became determined to conquer

  • The Persian War Was A Series Of Wars

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    The Persian War was a series of wars fought amongst the great empire of Persia and the coalition of the Greek city-states, and lasted for twenty-one years. The Ionian city states protested against Persian rule, and expended their satraps and asserted their independence, which was the start of the Ionian Revolt. Later, Darius promised to have revenge on Athens and Eretria for their revolt against the Achaemenid empire. After the revolt Darius proclaim his rule, but it becomes more challenging for

  • Causes Of The Persian War

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    intellectual military tactics and outsmart the Persians with their colossal army was a huge accomplishment for the Greek city-states. The most important battles of the Persian War were the battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis and Plataea. The first battle of the Persian War was the battle of Marathon. Persia decided to invade Greece to take revenge on Athens as they assisted the Greek territories in the Ionian Revolt over Persia. The Persian king, Darius,

  • Terry Fox's Marathon Of Hope

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    Terry Fox Terry Fox a Canadian athlete with cancer had a dream to run across Canada to raise awareness for cancer research. Today he is inspiring millions. Throughout this reading, you will learn about Terry Fox, his marathon of hope and his goals and fundraising. Terrance Stanley Fox “Terry Fox” was born on July 28, 1958, in Winnipeg. He had 3 siblings, Fred, Darrell, and Judith. As a young boy, Terry was very athletic. He loved to do distance running and play basketball. At age 18 Terry was diagnosed

  • The Boston Marathon Bombing Essay

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    The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in Greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts. It is always held on Patriot’s Day, the third Monday in April. Begun in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathons and ranks as the world’s best-known road-racing events (“Boston Bombing,” n.d.). But on April 15, 2013, the marathon made history for something else. At approximately 2:49 EST, two pressure cooker bombs struck near the finish line of the marathon, leaving

  • Reasons for the Defeat of the Persians in 490 B.C and 480 - 479 B.C

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    Hence, the tactics and the paramount strategy devised by Miltiades in the Battle of Marathon as well as the unification of the Greek forces, both effectively crushed the Persian onslaught and significantly increased the confidence of the Greeks to incline themselves in a common cause if the Persians attacked again. The pre-eminence of the Greek soldier proved decisive in the Battle of Marathon. Although only ‘citizen soldiers’, the Greek hoplites were far more disciplined than their Persian

  • The Persian Wars Were Significant For World History

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    One of the main components that defined the ancient world is war. During the era of expansion and conquest, wars were waged across lands near and far. By means of defense, revolts arose at this time of numerous battles as well as the formation of alliances. As a whole, war is a struggle for power. For instance, two great ancient civilizations, Greece and Persia, fought in a series of conflicts known as the Greco-Persian Wars. Herodotus, the historian who first wrote about the Persian Wars, once said

  • Persuasive Speech

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    Too tired to keep running, too committed to stop. This is precisely how I felt after completing the second of three 16.67 miles loops during a 50-mile ultra-marathon in Tulsa this past 4th of July. After seven hours and 33 miles, I was soaked to the bone after hours of running in a constant rain, which began with a full-fledged thunderstorm at midnight. I was hungry and weary from lack of sleep. My legs were cramping, my energy level had waned, and the proposition of running one more 16 mile loop

  • The Roles of Greek Heroism and the Gods in the Persian Wars Essay

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    throughout the wars against Persia. The Greeks showed more unity during the Second Persian War. Xerxes assembled a Persian army including soldiers from all parts of the Eastern world in order to retaliate against the Greeks for their victory at Marathon, and this caused the Greeks to worry. Thirty-one Greek poleis met at Corinth to discuss the situation, and appointed Sparta to the position of commanding polis due to its vast hoplite army. Greeks “who were loyal to the Greek cause… reconcile[d]

  • 1930s Depression-Era: Dance Marathons

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    Depression-Era Entertainment: The Dance Marathon Kamarie Fernandes With the recent development of reality television providing the viewer-ship of contests across the globe, people are able to watch others suffer intense physical and mental games in order to be considered the best, the smartest, the strongest, the most talented, and so forth, in order to win a large cash prize along with short-lived international fame. Today’s “me-era” entertainment is known as reality television. In contrast