Themistocles

Themistocles

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  • King Darius destroyed Miletus as punishment for the Ionian rebelling and defeated them in 493 B.C.E.
  • King Darius sent ambassadors to Greece to ask for Greek earth and water. If the Greek would do so, it would be a sign that they accepted Persian rule.
  • Go to Greece and ask for their earth and water
  • The Athenians and Spartans both killed the Persian ambassadors. In 490 B.C.E. King Darius sent about 15,000 foot soldiers and cavalry across the Aegean Sea to Greece for war.
  • Bring 15,000 foot soldiers and cavalry across the Aegean Sea to Greece
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