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Chapter 6: People

Ancient Greece Lessons 5-7

King Darius King of Persia, angry that Athens had helped the Ionians rebel, responsible for the Battle of Marathon
Pheidippides he ran the first marathon, between Marathon and Athens, he told of the victory at Marathon
Xerxes King of Persia, son of Darius, led the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis, Thermopylae (300 soldiers held back the Persians so others could retreat), Salamis (wall of wooden ships defeated the Persians large ships because they could not maneuver
Philip II King of Macedonia, conquered Greeks after Peloponnesian War, city-states of Greece were weakened
Socrates philosopher, questioned everything, including democracy, the people of Athens had no trust in him, thought he was unpatriotic
Plato philosopher, student of Socrates, he wrote the book- The Republic, about a made up society where the wise should rule, brains over feelings
Aristotle philosopher, student of Plato, studied many subjects such as astronomy, biology, ethics, logic, physics, and politics
Alexander the Great son of Philip II, student of Aristotle, conquered all of Persia (Asia Minor, Egypt, and Babylon), wanted to unite the world under one government
Euclid studied geometry
Archimedes Euclid's student, used math to explain how to lift heavy things with levers and pulleys
Eratosthenes first man to calculate the distance around the earth
Hippocrates a physician and founder of medicine, all doctors take an oath about moral responsibility for their patients that is named after him
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