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Why was Darius angry with the Greeks despite putting down the revolt?
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When did Persia invade Greece?
In 499 BC several Greek cities in Asia Minor rebelled against Persian rule. To help their fellow Greeks, a few city-states in mainland Greece sent soldiers to join the fight against the Persians. The Persians put down the revolt, but Darius was still angry with the Greeks. Although the cities that had rebelled were in Asia, Darius was enraged that other Greeks had given them aid. He swore to get revenge on the Greeks.
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Why did King Xerxes launch a campaign against the Greeks?
His father Darius had planned to do it to bring the Greek city-states under control as their endless fighting was spilling over into the Persian Empire. An expedition to bring troublemakers Eretria and Athens under control had failed at Marathon, so Darius planned a full-scale action, however this was delayed by a revolt in Egypt, then Darius died. His son Xerxes took on the project.
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When did Darius's invasion of Greece begin?
After putting down a revolt by Greek city-states within his empire in Asia Minor, Darius sent a punitive expedition to mainland Greece in 490 BCE to punish Eretria and Athens for assisting the revolt. Eretria was captured but Athens turned the expedition back at Marathon. Darius then planned a full scale invasion to bring all of mainland Greece within his empire and stop this interference in the harmony of his empire. He died before mounting this invasion, but it was carried out by his successor Xerxes in 480-479 BCE. It failed..
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What events led to conflict between the polis of Athens and the Persian Empire under King Darius the Great?
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What Persian king started the war what happened to him?
Darius the Great put down a revolt by Greek cities within its empire in Asia. Some of the he Greek cities in mainland Greece had interfered in support of the revolt, so Darius set out to punish them. His force was repulsed at Marathon by Athens, so he planned a full scale expedition. He died before this came to fruition but his son Xerxes took on the project.
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Why does Darius attack Greece and start the first Persian War?
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Why did Darius want to get revenge on the Greeks?
When the Greek city-states in Asia Minor revolted against Persian rule in 499 BCE, mainland Eretria and Athens sent forces to support them, and over-enthusiastically burnt the Persian provincial capital of Sardis, and destroyed the statues of the gods. Darius was infuriated at this interference within his empire and the contemptuous sacrilege, and vowed to avenge himself on them specifically. After putting down the Ionian Revolt in Asia Minor, he sent a punitive expedition to punish the two cities and set up local tyrants to keep them under control. This failed at Marathon, and he decided to bring all the mainland cities under control to stop further revolutions damaging the peace within his empire.
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What was one reason why the Greek city states in Persian territory were unhappy with Persian rule?
If you look out for Book called 'The Warriors Code' very informative; The cities on the east coast of the Aegean sea shared a culture with Greece and Persia, but with one major difference the Persians demanded tribune and taxed all they conquer the Greeks were forced to pay to what they saw as a tyrannical Persian, King Cyrus the Great, Cyrus needed to maintain his cities and pay for the soldiers, he needed to conquer and to add his Empire to demonstrate his greatness, but the Greeks wanted the same democratic freedom enjoyed by the Athenians. In 502 BC the Greeks revolted against the Persian with the aid of Athens, Athens sent 20 Triremes (warships) to Ephesus. Encouraged by the Athenians other Greek cities soon followed, the Athenian and their Greek allied hoplites marched on the Persians city of Sardis, the Greeks sacked and burnt the city and Temples, the Persian side requested aid from Darius, when Darius heard what the Greeks had done he was furious and accepted with the condition that once the conflict was over that the entire region would be under Persian control he sent his brother Artaphernes, with an army to repel the Greeks and retake all the Persian and Greek Cities, after the Persians suppressed the Greek revolt the Athenians realised they were fighting a losing battle and a war they could not win, withdraw and returned home however many Greeks were killed or captured and inducted into Persian servitude but that was of little satisfaction to Darius, Greece had challenged the might of Persia and Darius wanted satisfaction from Greece and specifically Athens as Greeks should tend to Greek affairs and not indulge themselves in Persian politics, the revolts was all the excuse Darius needed to expand his kingdom and gain vengeance on Athens,
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What started the war between the Persians and the Greeks?
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When the The Persian Wars started when Emperor Darius I began an invasion of Greece. What caused Darius to decide to attack Greece?
When the Greek city-states within the Persian Empire in Asia Minor revolted in 499 BCE, mainland Greece cities Eretria and Athens sent military force to assist this Ionian Revolt. After the revolt was put down, Darius decided to punish these cities and sent an expedition. This was repelled at Marathon, so Darius decided that the only way to stop the mainland Greek city-states disturbing the peace in his empire was to bring them under control of a Persian governor. He began bribing the cities, and planned an invasion to bring the others under control, but died and the project was taken on by his successor Xerxes.
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Why did Xerxes want to conquer Greece?
He wanted to increase the wealth of Persia, he wanted glory, and revenge. ------------------------------- It all began when the Greeks helped the Ionions revolt, which resulted in the destruction of the Persian city of Sardis. Darius the Great swore revenge, ordered his satrap to attack Greece, but failed. Darius took the task upon himself, but soon died. His son, Xerxes the Great, continued his father's plan. It is important to note that Xerxes did NOT want to conquer Greece. After the Persian victory at the Battle of Thermopylae, Athens was abandoned and "conquered" by the Persians, but Xerxes decided to burn it to the ground in revenge for what the Greeks did to Sardis (although soon after, Xerxes regretted what he had done and rebuilt the city), and thereafter soon left Greece.
Why did Darius of Persia begin a series of wars against the Greeks?
The first expedition was a punitive expedition to punish Athens and Eretria for interfering in a Greek revolt (Miletus) in Persian territory where they took it too far by burning the Persian provincial capital Sardis. "Herodotus reports that when Darius heard of the burning of Sardis, he swore vengeance upon the Athenians (after asking who they indeed were), and tasked a servant with reminding him three times each day of his vow: "Master, remember the Athenians". When this expedition failed against Athens at Marathon 490BCE, Darius realised the only way to stop interference from mainland Greece was to incorporate it into his empire and so establish an ethnic frontier. He died before he could impplement this, but his son Xerxes led the invasion ten years later in 480 BCE. Basically Darius' aim was to keep the peace in his empire.