CLCV 205 - Lecture 13 - The Athenian Empire

Lecture 13 - The Athenian Empire


In this lecture, Professor Kagan traces the development and the power of the Persian empire. He also shows how the Persian empire and the Greek world eventually came into conflict through a few incidents concerning Ionian Greeks in Asia Minor, which eventually turned into the Persian Wars. Professor Kagan ends this lecture with a description of the events of the battle of Marathon in which the Athenians defeated the Persians.



Pomeroy, Burstein, Donlan and Roberts. Ancient Greece. Oxford University Press: New York, 1999, pp. 200-215.

Plutarch, The Rise and Fall of the Athens: Aristides, Cimon.

Kagan, Donald. "Problems in Ancient History." In The Ancient Near East and Greece. 2nd ed., vol. 1. Prentice-Hall: New York, 1975, chapter 5.

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, Book I: pp. 89-117.

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