Use the video linked below to answer the following questions (and remember to respond to at least 2 classmates for full credit):
1. Which leader was the first to really bring Persia into its “Golden Age?” Why was he seen as a “Great” leader?
2. What kind of projects was Darius involved with in order to help strengthen and expand the Empire (ie. military, construction, etc.)?
3. Why do think Persian leaders believe it was an honor to be compared to “Gardeners?”
4. Why do you believe the Persians and Greeks were almost constantly engaged in battle from the reign of Darius I onward?