|Dude *ran* almost 200 |
miles when he couldda just texted...
that's what he gets for using Sprint!!
Wow that joke was awful!
The story goes, that under King Darius I, he and his people wandered from the Iranian areas in the early 530s B.C. and had so many people, (some say a million) that when they approached all the small settlements along the Syrian and Canaanite coasts to the Mediterranean, all the settlements and cities just immediately surrendered. What the worst, they all thought? Well, the Persians simply levy harsh taxes...that's preferable to death! This was the common sentiment that ancient historians scribe. However, they note one civilization who did not follow suit. When Darius' swollen horde reached Greece, he had to do a hell of a lot more than simple intimidation. The Greeks were probably not sure why they were fighting because they enjoyed living, but never realized just how much they valued independence. The Greeks were an emotional people at this time. They had a young civilization and were very ideological, they are where we get out philosophies today! So you can see that they really didn't understand why it was so important to be autonomous, and no matter how much they were crapping their pants, and they were filling their pants, but their desire for autonomy and freedom slightly outweighed their fear....and...pants crapping.
|These are not Spartans... this is Hollywood|
garbage. The way Hollywood glorifies
their muscles is practically homosexual since
no women would watch this movie, as it caters
to men only. Ew.
And thus ends the first chapter of the history of the Persians and begins the rise of the Greeks as superpowers! See my other articles on Greece called "Of Minoans and Mycenaeans: The Rise and Fall of Proto-Greeks and End of the Bronze Age" about the arrival of the first Greeks in the Bronze Age and for the Iron Age (classical) Greeks, read "The Greek Golden Age and the Great Peloponnesian War" for more on Spartans and Athenians fighting.