Flashcards in Athenian Democracy Deck (11)
Leader of Greeks at Thermopylae
King Leonidas of Sparta
Describe the Battle of Marathon
1. It was a trap for the Persians. The Persians outnumbered Greeks 30:1 so the Greeks attacked the Persian camp at Marathon when most Persians were away. The Persians paniced and ran. The Greeks won big time. This marked the end of the First Persian invasion.
Who stayed to help Leonidas in last battle of Thermopylae?
1000 Thesbians stayed to help Leonidas and his army of 300 Spartans.
Describe the fate of Athens after Thermopylae
Athens was evacuated and burned down by Persians. Thermistocles formed a fleet of ships with the men of Athens that trapped and destroyed the Persian ships. Athens was eventually rebuilt to become the main city of Greece.
What is the outcome of 2nd Persian War?
The Greeks attacked the Persians on their own soil. The Persians lost 3 major cities.
Which leader destroyed the Persian empire?
Alexander the Great
Greek democracy 500 BC
Built upon stability of their gov't.
Who was allowed to vote?
Free men > 20 yrs with military training
When people vote directly on an issue
an elected official who served as chief of state