Birth of History: Herodotus' Persian War


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How were Herodotus' historical accounts different from previous accounts?

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1. What effect did the battle of Salamis have on Greek culture?

2. In 490 BCE, Persian emperor Darius the Great invaded Greece because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to know about the dates, leaders, countries and battles involved in the Persian War. Make sure you also have general knowledge about Herodotus and his historical accounts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will specifically address:

  • Conflicting powers in the war
  • A timeline of events
  • Specific details of the battles
  • Warring strategies of the Greeks & Persians
  • Unique aspect(s) of Herodotus' historical accounts

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be tested on the quiz and worksheet:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding historical events and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Herodotus and the Persian War
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on historical accounts of the war

Additional Learning

Discover all the facts about this time in Greek and Persian history with the associated lesson, Birth of History: Herodotus' Persian War. The following objectives will be covered in detail:

  • Learn specific dates of the war
  • Understand the purpose of the war
  • Identify key figures on both sides
  • Discover battle strategies of each empire
  • Understand the historical consequences of these events