Athens and the Achaemenid Persian Empire in 508/7 BC: Prologue to the Conflict

Eduard Rung


The paper considers the beginning of the relations between Athens and the Achaemenid Persian Empire. It covers the crucial period of transition from Archaic to the Classical period in the Greek History as well as the time of the expansion of the Achaemenid Empire into the West. This paper deals primarily with the events from diplomatic history anticipated the Greco-Persian Wars. The material having been considered in this paper is significant for understanding of reasons for this first global conflict in the world history.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s2p257

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