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04/09/2021

What was the military strength of Athens?

What was the military strength of Athens?

Athens’ army went from a late sixth-century bc count of 3,600 armored spearmen to 13,000 citizen regulars on the rolls by 431 bc. Likewise, the Athenian fleet grew from 60 to 300 ships over the same period. Sparta could answer with only about half as many Spartan hoplites of its own and had no navy at all.

What was Athens greatest military advantage in the Persian wars?

The Athenian Navy consisted of 80,000 crewing 400 ships. The backbone of the navy’s manpower was a core of professional rowers drawn from the lower classes of Athenian society. This gave the Athenian fleets an advantage in training over the less professional fleets of its rivals.

What broke out behind the Athenian city walls during the war how many died?

The Athenians experienced a major setback when a plague broke out in 430 B.C. Between one-third and two-thirds of the Athenian population died, including the prominent general Pericles.

Who is older Greek or Roman?

Ancient history includes the recorded Greek history beginning in about 776 BCE (First Olympiad). This coincides roughly with the traditional date of the founding of Rome in 753 BCE and the beginning of the history of Rome.

What if Rome never conquered Greece?

If Rome hadn’t conquered the war torn and divided Hellenistic Greece, this would connote a serious military and diplomatic weakness. Therefore it’s doubtful If the Roman Empire would ever be created.

What did the Romans copy from Greece?

For example, the Romans adopted the Greek pantheon of Gods and Godesses but changed their names—the Greek god of war was Ares, whereas the Roman god of war was Mars. However, the Romans often used marble to create copies of sculptures that the Greeks had originally made in bronze.

Could the Greeks have beat the Romans?

Greeks/Hellenes were unable to fight the Romans because The Hellenes being the army of slaves from middle eastern lands, did not feel the need to fight for the land they were broth on as slaves. It was not their land. They had no emotional connection to the land.

Did Vikings came after Romans?

Thus it is impossible for western Romans before 476 AD to ever encounter vikings since no Scandinavians ever went on viking raids to Roman territories until after the western Roman Empire fell.

Who was the most famous Viking?

Ragnar Lodbrok

Are Normans and Vikings the same?

Norman, member of those Vikings, or Norsemen, who settled in northern France (or the Frankish kingdom), together with their descendants. The Normans founded the duchy of Normandy and sent out expeditions of conquest and colonization to southern Italy and Sicily and to England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.

Did the Vikings ever fight the Mongols?

So no, there was no Mongol-Viking encounter. They did meet the Turkic-speaking peoples of Southern Russia, though. So, Vikings didn’t exist after 1066? The Mongols started their expansion out of Mongolia with Genghis Khan in the early years of the 13th century.

Who came first Mongols or Vikings?

The rise of the Mongol Empire came long after the Vikings. (1066 is generally given as the last date for the Viking expansion while the Mongol expansion is generally given as starting 1206, long after the Viking era).

Who would win Vikings or Spartans?

While both were fierce and feared warriors in their own right, Spartans would have won. Their weaponry is believed to be lesser than Viking era grade stuff, but the Vikings rarely created their own armor or weapons.

How many did Mongols kill?

around 40 million