Due to these invasions there were exchange of Greece and Persian cultures and religion, cults like Mithras and Isis flourished although Christianity was selected as state religion by the Persians because of geographic hierarchy and they could use it to unify the empire. Throughout the war the Athenians gained power and naval experience which they would use to defeat Persians later, these wars extended the Greece freedom as a whole after the defeat of Persians in 479 that prevented them from further capturing peninsula and freedom of the Ionians from Persian bondages (Russell, pg, 83).Archaic period (750-480 BC) is one of earlier Greek historical times, in this time political theories most so democracy, cultures and art were advanced, knowledge and writing language were reformed. The dark ages that came before archaic period saw solidification of their religion, myths and historical background. After Mycenaeans’ civilization collapsed the Greeks formed small tribes and no longer reside in cities, some tribes were agricultural while others were nomads. It’s these tribes that lead to the development of city states because of trade and togetherness between them to create units for defense. (Russell, pg, 95) Due to interrelations, introduction of democracy and chance for the city states to form its own political structure they grew stronger.Athenians were ruled by tyrants leaders for several years, aristocrat Cleisthenes. The Minoan Cultures.
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