Week 6 writing assignment:
Answer two of the following questions.
1. Describe the circumstances leading to the Persian Wars. Why were they significant events in Western history?
2. According to Herodotus, what advice is Xerxes given regarding war with the Greeks? How does Xerxes respond?
3. Why was the Peloponnesian War fought? What was its long-term significance?
4. What points is Pericles trying to make about Athens in his Funeral Oration?
5. How was Athenian government organized? How much citizen involvement in government was there?