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Reid- Persian Wars

Reid- Persian Wars and Athens

satrapies the 20 states in which Darius divided the Persian Empire.
satrap official who ruled a state in the Persian Empire under Darius.
Zoroastrianism Persian religion founded by Zoroaster; taught that humans had the freedom to choose between right and wrong, and that goodness would triumph in the end.
direct democracy system of government in which people gather at mass meetings to decide on government matters.
representative democracy system of government in which citizens choose a smaller group to make laws and governmental decisions on their behalf.
philosopher thinker who seeks wisdom and ponders questions about life.
Cyrus the Great ruled from 559 B.C to 530 B.C.; managed to unite the Persians into a powerful kingdom.
Darius ruled the Persian Empire after Cyrus and during the Persian Wars against Greece.
Pericles Athenian leader who ruled from 495 B.C-429 B.C.; he encouraged the spread of democracy and led Athens when the city was at its height (Golden Age).
Homer Greek poet who wrote the epic poems "The Illiad" and "The Odyssey".
Created by: seagullq