Today, you assume the role of either a Spartan or an Athenian hoplite during the Persian Wars. You will write a series of journals outlining your experiences in the crucial battles of this monumental conflict. As a nice bonus, you will learn the meaning of the name Kratos (God of War, anyone?).
Each entry should be roughly 4-5 sentences long. I recommend writing the paragraph immediately after reading a section (much easier this way). Remember that your goal is to understand this content; thus, it is your responsibility to include relevant facts and details.
Write one journal for each topic below. I’ve given you the page references next to each entry.
- What exactly is a hoplite? (oops…I can’t remember the page number..). Feel free to include what you are about to learn about Spartan life.
- A section explaining Greek unity (119-121)
- The Battle of Marathon (121)
- Thermopylae (122)
- Plataea (123)