Alexander the Great (Ancient World Leaders) by Samuel Willard Crompton

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But by day’s end, the Persian fleet retreated, having lost many sailors and ships. The Athenians were safe behind what the Oracle at Delphi had called the “wooden walls” of the trireme vessels. Xerxes still controlled the Attic Peninsula, but he felt vulnerable having lost his fleet. Xerxes feared the Greek ships might go north and destroy his bridge of boats across the Hellespont. If they did so, he would be cut off from his source of supplies and reinforcements in Asia Minor. Therefore Xerxes made a fast retreat through Thessaly and Macedonia on his way home.

Is shown before the Persian ruler. The Persians were a hardy people, just a few generations removed from nomadic status. Like all Persian boys, Cyrus knew the axiom concerning adulthood. For a boy to become a Persian man, he had to ride a horse well, shoot an arrow straight, and tell the truth. , Cyrus united the Persians and Medes. Both were groups of Iranian tribesmen, but the Medes 29 30 ALEXANDER THE GREAT were more sophisticated and advanced than their cousins. C. and since had ruled in splendor from their capital of Ecbatana.

Greeks were intervening in Persian affairs, rather than the other way around. GREECE AND PERSIA Nearly 80 years passed before Greeks and Persians fought again. , an Athenian soldier named Xenophon joined a group of Greek mercenaries who agreed to fight for Cyrus the Younger (not to be confused with his more illustrious ancestor, Cyrus the Great). The mercenaries went to Asia Minor and then to what is now Iraq where they fought a series of battles between Cyrus the Younger and his brother Artaxerxes II.

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