By Emma Bridges
Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars addresses the large impression on next tradition made via the wars fought among historical Persia and Greece within the early 5th century BC. It brings jointly 16 interdisciplinary essays, commonly via classical students, on person traits in the reception of this era of historical past, extending from the wars' instant influence on old Greek background to their reception in literature and proposal either in antiquity and within the post-Renaisssance international. widely illustrated and accessibly written, with a close creation and bibliographies, this ebook will curiosity historians, classicists, and scholars of either comparative and sleek literatures.
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Sic. 1); Himera and the later Syracusan success against the Etruscans at Cumae could be set beside Salamis and Plataea (Pind. Pyth. 71–80). PERSIA THE PROBLEM So Persia had become the national enemy; but ﬁfth-century Greek attitudes to Persia were complex. Was Persia dangerous or feeble? The Persians were the enemy who presented the greatest challenge to the Greeks, yet another view saw them as slavish, effeminate, and luxurious in contrast to the Greeks who occupied a healthy mean between the uncivilized barbarians of the North and the overcivilized barbarians of the East (Hdt.
There was some trafﬁc, but as far as we know less, in the other direction: Rhoesaces went to Athens in the 470s–460s (Plut. Cim. 9), and Zopyrus perhaps in the 430s (Hdt. 2). With the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War the possibility arose that one side might enlist Persia as an ally: Sparta needed Persian money if it was to have a chance of defeating Athens at sea, and Athens needed at least to prevent that. At the beginning of the war both sides considered approaching Persia (Thuc. 1 cf. 1); in 430 and again in 425/4 the Athenians captured envoys travelling between Sparta and Persia (Thuc.