HSC Ancient Notes (Overall Condensed)

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Persian Wars:

  • Persian Imperialism
  • Ionian Revolt
  • Persian Invasion
  • Ancient Historians/Writers (Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch)
  1. Battle of Marathon (context, forces, battle details, who won and why?, significance)
  • Rise of Themistocles and his ideas
  1. Battle of Thermopylae (context, forces, battle details, who won and why?, significance)
  2. Battle of Artemisium (context, forces, battle details, significance)
  3. Battle of Salamis (context, forces, battle details, who won and why?, significance)
  4. Battle of Plateau (context, forces, battle details, who won and why?, significance)
  • Attack of Mycale

Pompeii and Herculaneum:

  • Nature of eruption
  • Private Buildings
  • Ethical issues facing archaeologists
  • Economy
  • Religion
  • Politics

Agrippina the Younger:

  • Early life / context
  • Career / life (relationships and conflict)
  • Conspiracy of 39 AD
  • End of Agrippina (death)

Sparta:

  • Role of women
  • Strict spartan social structure (spartiate, periokoi, helots, inferiors)
  • Spartan Culture (writers and marriage customs)
  • Spartan Economy
  • Spartan Politics (Two Kings, Gerousia, Ephorate, Ekklesia)
  • Spartan Religion
Added February 2022