The Beginning of the Ionian Revolt

The Ionian Revolt was the first part of the Greco-Persian Wars however it wasn’t part of the main conflict, led primarily by Sparta and Athens against Persia. It did however unleash over 150 years of acrimony and warfare between Persia and a large changing list of Greek enemies. But as important as this event was…

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…

From Persia to Nihon

  A piece of wood, discovered in the 1960’s, had until now carried an indecipherable inscription but with infrared imagining they were revealed to contain the name of a Persian lecturer. The archaeological fragment carried Japanese characters but this find stands out in a shocking way since during this period Japan was still forming a…

Introduction to the Greco-Persian Wars Pt.1

Greetings and welcome to my first article! I hope to happily discuss a wide range of topics throughout history for the pleasure of my audience, come they may from all corners of the world. To kick it off I’m diving into the Greco-Persian Wars. As an introduction to these wars I’ll explain quite a lot…