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In 480 King Xerxes(Darius son) wanted to avenge his dads death at Marathon and take control of Greece's trading system, but instead of going by sea he marched and invaded Greeks peninsula.
This is Sparta and Athens. Sparta and Athens both in Greece.
Athens and Sparta teamed up to fight against Persia, the war that was called THE PERSIAN WAR.
In 490 BCE King Darius sent a fleet of ships to conquer Greece, they landed of Athens in marathon. Even though the Persians had the numbers they had trouble bringing their supplies over.
2 years later the Persians triend invading the Athenian territory but the Persians lost most of their ships in a storm.
The Greeks(Sparta and Athens) decided to fight in a narrow canyon, where it was hard for a lot soldiers to get through, but then a Greek betrayed their side and told the Persians how to ambush the the two army's.
After the Persian victory Xexre's army conquered Athens then they burnt it to the ground, most of the Athenians had fled to the nearby city in the islands.
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