The Persian Wars

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  •  Cause
  • Get more land.
  • Battle Of Marathon
  • The Greeks refuse to hand over tribute and is throwing our people in a well.
  • Battle Of Thermopylae
  • ATTACK HERE!!!!
  • OK!
  • The King wanted more land.
  • Battle Of Salamis
  • OK.
  • Lets leave.
  • King Darius didn’t get his way because the Greeks refused to hand over the tribute. He was mad and sent a large foot army of soldiers and cavalry across the Aegean Sea by boat to Greece.
  • Battle Of Plataea
  • READY TO GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!
  • After King Darius died, his son, King Xerxes, organized another attack on Greece. Xerxes put together a huge army of more than 180,000 soldiers. To get to Greece he chose to cross the Hellespont, a narrow sea channel between Europe and Asia. Athens and Sparta decided to work together to fight the enemy.
  • Effect        
  • RETREAT!!!!!!!
  • People left Athens when they heard the slaughter at Thermopylae. They left on ships in a hurry they left their pets behind. Only a small army was left to defend the city. Within two weeks, Xerxes had burn Athens to the ground.
  • In the spring the Persians approached Athens once more. The Spartans feared that the Athenians, with their city destroyed, would agree to make peace with Persia. But the Athenians proudly declared their “common brotherhood with the Greeks.” They would fight. The decisive battle took place outside the town of Plataea in 479 B.C.E.
  • NO!!! WE SHARE A COMMON BROTHERHOOD WITH THE GREEKS!!
  • The King did not get his way so he retreated.
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