Lesson 1
The Rise of the Persian Empire 1
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Prof. Kagan, Donald, CLCV 205, Introduction to Ancient Greek History, Fall 2007, YALE Open Courses: Yale University, Classics (Accessed 22/09/2014), http://oyc.yale.edu/classics/clcv-205/lecture-13 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development and the power of the Persian empire. He also shows how the Persian empire and the Greek world eventually came into conflict through a few incidents concerning Ionian Greeks in Asia Minor, which eventually turned into the Persian Wars. Professor Kagan ends this lecture with a description of the events of the battle of Marathon in which the Athenians defeated the Persians.

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