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|Capital|| Sardis |
|Languages|| Hittite language|
|Religion|| Greek Mythology |
|•||12th Century BC||Manes I (first)|
|•||326-323 BC||Arachne II(last)|
|Historical Era||Era One|
|•||Collapse of the Hittites||12th Century BC|
|•||Acquisition of much of Anatolia||553-548 BC|
|•||Conquest by Macedon||325-323 BC|
Lydia was a nation in Asia.
In 553-548 BC,Media was collapsing.So as a result,Lydia allied with Zarathustra and Cyrus.The result was the Lydian Conquest of Median Anatolia with a dispute over Cilcia with Cyrus.
1st Persian Invasion
In 530 BC,Persia invaded under Darius I.The Lydians fought Persia to a standstill and won the dispute over Cilcia.
Soon,Ionia was conquered.In 528 BC,Thrace was invaded.In 525 BC,Thrace surrendered.A messenger was sent to Macedon to become Lydian vassals.In 518 BC,Macedon replied yes seeing as Lydia could resist Persia.In 516 BC,all disrespect in Ionia was crushed.
Lydia was an absolute monarchy.This means the Emperor had all the power.