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The Persians and the Greeks: Crash Course World History #5 (11:38)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:15 What is one reason why a lot of people today might think poorly of the Persian Empire?
  2. 02:50 Why does John Green suggest it was pretty good to live under Persian rule?
  3. 05:01 Which Greek playwright and comedian popularized poop jokes?
  4. 09:07 What were some injustices in the Greek city-states?
  5. 10:30 John Green asks, “did the right side win the Persian Wars?” What is some evidence he gives for each side of this debate?