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Rise and Fall of Empires




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Mediterranean Chronology

The Persian Wars

499-479 BC

The Ionian Revolt: 499-493 BC

  • 547 BC: Greek city-states fall under Persian rule.
  • 499 BC: Ionian Greek city-states revolt against Persian rule.
  • 493 BC: Darius the Great of Persia suppresses the revolt.

The First Persian Campaign: 490 BC

The Second Persian Campaign: 480 BC



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