Greeks defend themselves

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  • Connections and causes
    • AO1 Knowledge
      • Darius- asking for earth and water is symbolic as it shows her controls land and seas for the retain of Greek independence and paying of tribute.
        • evidence- picture of Persepolis
      • Herodotus
        • Ionian Revolt+Darius and his ideas were the main course of the Persian wars
          • the Athenians send 20 ships to support Aristagoras in Naxos
        • Book 5.105-6  he tells us Darius was furious about the destruction of Sardis
          • we are told angry Darius fires a arrow into the air demanding vengeance on the Athenian.
            • he told one of his slaves to repeat the words `Master, remember the Athenians'  showing he was serious about his revenge.
          • this could be a lie
            • Darius was already expanding his empire
            • However, Darius had just dealt with the Ionian Revolt
              • Ionians were not going to remain quiet until Greece allies had been conquered
  • this tells us Darius didn't just want to attack Athens and Eretria
    • the reasoning for asking could have been due to a mixture of revenge and urge for expansion
      • Darius- asking for earth and water is symbolic as it shows her controls land and seas for the retain of Greek independence and paying of tribute.
        • evidence- picture of Persepolis
  • Importance AO2
    • Ionian revolt lead to wider conflict with Greeece
    • Historians have many problems with Herodotus' history due to Historical biased.
      • Athens could not have been a important city for Darius as it lacked economic and political figures like the tyrant in 508BC
  • Herodotus uses the Greek god name Zeus for Darius' speech about wanting revenge
    • Herodotus knew Darius worships Ahura Mazda-which suggests his story was mainly for a Greek audiance
    • Trust AO3
      • Herodotus had many flaws
      • Connections and causes
        • AO1 Knowledge
          • Herodotus
            • Ionian Revolt+Darius and his ideas were the main course of the Persian wars
              • the Athenians send 20 ships to support Aristagoras in Naxos
            • Book 5.105-6  he tells us Darius was furious about the destruction of Sardis
              • we are told angry Darius fires a arrow into the air demanding vengeance on the Athenian.
                • he told one of his slaves to repeat the words `Master, remember the Athenians'  showing he was serious about his revenge.
              • this could be a lie
                • Darius was already expanding his empire
                • However, Darius had just dealt with the Ionian Revolt
                  • Ionians were not going to remain quiet until Greece allies had been conquered

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