By: Alexa G, Mikey H, Lily H, Grace P, and David D
The Persian Empire was a place with a lot of culture that all of the people followed and believed in. In Ancient Persia, their religion was based off of a teacher, which then created the religion named Zoroastrianism, which helped people that the universe was comprised of good and evil spirits. Which then led to people believing in choosing between these two spirits. They were also monotheistic in the religion of Zoroastrianism, which means that they only believed in one god. There was also many buildings that were special to them, like the palaces, and how they were made and what was inside of them. All of the different buildings could do different things, like some of them could hold a lot of people, and others couldn’t. Some of the buildings were big, and others weren’t. Most of the buildings would have columns and they would have animal heads on them. There was a great deal of art in ancient Persia, so every building would have at least one bit of art in it, if it was stone reliefs, mosaics, or paintings. The art was a very important part of culture there, because they used it to make the cups/mugs, utensils, and other things like bowls. Ancient Persians lost to the Greeks in a famous battle when they had 200,000 soldiers and Greece only had 7,000 defending. This is why they had to make the walls for protection. finally, the inventions and the science in Ancient Persia was that they created and built a lot of things for natural defense. some examples are batteries, dams, and calendars. In Ancient Persia, the culture had a great effect on all the people, and how they would live their lives.
How did religion control or influence their lives?
Religion controlled their lives by the Zoroastrianism teachings of good and evil. Zoroaster (who was the creator of Zoroastrianism) believed that people had the choice between good and evil. He also had a great influence on the Persian rulers of Achaemenid dynasty. Zoroaster also told people that the world is a stage for unceasing conflict.
What innovations had the largest impact on the classical societies and what were the impacts?
There were many innovations that had large impacts on classical Persia. Some of them are the Apadana because this brought the King good shelter and a good place for visitors to come. They also made the first sundial which could help them with telling time, which also led up to their version of the 12 month calendar and the calendar that used the names of gods and holy items. That calendar was based off of Zoroastrian teachings. These made an impact because then they were able to tell time and when it was a new year, day, or month. These are the innovations and how they made big impacts on the Persian Empire.
Lily Hagan - Religion
David Della Fave - Architecture
Architecture - Della Fave
Grace P- Inventions and science
Mikey - Persian Battles and Results
In conclusion, the Persian Empire was a very cultural place. Religion, art, battles, architecture, and science are all examples of what the Persian culture is all about.An example of religion is Zoroastrianism. This religion was made by a guy named Zoroaster who believed that there was good and evil in the world. An example of art is that Persia had stone reliefs and mosaic tiles. The Persians art was very detailed. For the battles of Persia the fight between Persia and Greece, Greece was outnumbered by Persia, but Greece won this battle instead of Persia. For the architecture of Persia, the Apadana was the main hall and had reliefs of the people who had come to see the king. For inventions and science, the Persian achaemenids was invented by tracking the movement of the sun and moon. As you can see Persia had a lot of culture involved in the Persian lives.