Introduction to the Greco-Persian Wars Pt.3

Alright is everyone ready for the finale? Right after this we will begin the first stage of the wars that would shape the world. But first we have to go back to Lydia. After its defeat its territory was divided into satrapies, Lydia becoming one as well but far smaller than the former reach it…

Introduction to the Greco-Persian Wars Pt.2

Now, let’s talk about Lydia. This wasn’t another small Greek city or power. Lydia was the major power in Anatolia, owning its western half and expanding slowly over centuries. This excluded the islands near the coast because the Lydians, primarily a kingdom based on the land, lacked a fleet so they were unable to conquer…