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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we’re glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains two of the great powers of the ancient world, all WITHOUT the use of footage from 300.

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Plays of Aristophanes:

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36 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry but I’m Muslim and the Parthenon was not a mosque 🕌 because there is a photo and drawing for a people that not wearing anything and mosque 🕌 don’t buts a bad photos and drawing

  2. Well defending the invaders is kinda weird. Western imperialist powers did and do brutally invade countries with authoritarian or less-than-ideal regimes. That doesn't mean that those invasions are warranted.

  3. We Americans abolished slavery and we achieved this through Democracy that the Athenians invented but Athenians had slaves so its not worth talking about them. As the videos says in that era it would be best to live in Persia where there was both slavery and non-democracy! Sounds a bit paradoxical! You cant erase the advances of a civilisation based on its faults..

  4. The point of being alive. Out hear in space the experience of being alive is probably something worth having. Worth having in so many places I don't understand. At some point you got to start somewhere with doing the living. Live and you shall experience. By no means have we conquered all aspects of living. That's something for the future to come if the living permits it.

  5. "Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P"
    .
    I love how John Green just took the time to do a Music Man reference that literally none of the
    students watching this are old enough to understand, he is just pandering to the teachers 😂😂😂

  6. Man I’m persian and have always believed our history was underrated but damn we didn’t have slaves. I guess we ARE really spiritual and phylisophical . We’re like the same as Greeks but at the same time so different.

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