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MMMA1234 Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:29:54 -0600 CST

At school im doing a report for school anout hercules and i wanted to know 1.What were the labors of hercules? 2.what kind of stories did they talk about him? 3.who were the women both goddess and mortals,in his life?

miya Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:45:16 -0600 CST

I'm doing this thing at school and i want to know if you guys have any pic. on greece

shicks Thu, 5 Feb 2009 08:59:22 -0600 CST

what is the name for ancient greece? Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:56:58 -0600 CST

Although the Greek city states greatly valued their individual political frredom as opposed to Persian despotism in the end they only fought to protect their city states freedom as opposed to all of Hellas. The history of ancient Greece is replete with examples of cities 'medeizing' in order to gain some short term advantage over the their traditional Greek enemies. City states also helped to install and maintain tyrranies in other cities as a way of checking their rivals power. This weakened potential allies against non-Hellenic threats in the pursuit of petty internal diputes in many cases. The Athenians came to the aid of the Ionioan cities in Asia Minor when they revolted against the Persians. The rest of the Greek cities on the mainland refused to help their Ionian brothers regain freedom from despotism. This was the only the first example of the self interest of individual cities trumping the ideal of a united and free Hellas opposing foriegn agression. Even when faced with the invasions of Darius and Xerxes intercity rivalries trumped Hellenic solidarity at many crucial intersections. The Spartans used the specious excuse of a religious festival to leave the Athenians alone at Marathon in 490 BC. The Athenians forced the Spartans to help them in 479 BC, before the battle of Plataea, only by threatening to join the Persians if they did not. Thessally was a notorious Persian ally as were the Thebans. In the end the Spartan resort to a Persian alliance in the Peloponesian War is nothing but the most aggregious example of this ever present trend. It wasn't till Alexander the Great subjugated all of Greece that a united Hellenic world was able to put an end to the Persian hegemony in Asia.

halo100p Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:18:20 -0600 CST

what connected presia greece after the war is that after the persian war was delt with. Sparta and Athens had went to war because the Spartans didn't want to join the Deliean League.So then Sparta cheated and went to the Persian king after Xerkes and asked them for money to build ships for there new navy. Mind you Athens had a great naval flett so that how Athens livied because Periclies the Atheian Leader told them to shut the walls. But then 10 or more years later a plague had striked killing two thirds of the athenian leader Pericles. So after that the rest of the Athenians waved the white flag signing in for mercey.

mario Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:13:01 -0600 CST

Greece and Persia were at War many times, a power struggle between the two largest empires of the ancient civilization.The Persians invaded Greece several times.

pony Thu, 21 Feb 2008 18:56:34 -0600 CST

What is the connection between Persia and Greece?

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