Sparta and Persia

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Their relationship was...?
Complex.
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490-479...?
An initial threat: taken Ionia. Enemies in Graeco-Persian wars. Fought at Thermopylae, Artemesium, Salamis, Plataea and Mycale.
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Sparta sent messengers...?
To Cyrus, telling him to back off. He replied with "Who are the Spartans?"
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Sparta refuses to give...?
Persian herald earth and water. Is pushed into a well. Attempts to appease gods/Xerxes rebuffed- they can 'stay cursed.'
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In Peloponnesian wars (esp. 2nd)...?
They allied against Athens- mutually beneficial: Sparta needed Naval funding.
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Persian aid is initially...?
Hesitant- this changes because of Lysander and Cyrus the Younger.
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405...?
Aegospotami- Persian funding helps Sparta destroy Athenian navy.
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An initial threat: taken Ionia. Enemies in Graeco-Persian wars. Fought at Thermopylae, Artemesium, Salamis, Plataea and Mycale.

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