when the Ionians revolted against the Persians they asked the Athenians for help.
YOU WILL BOW TO KING DARIUS
After 10 years, The Persians invaded marathon and suffered an embarrassing defeat.
You will not take marathon!
Pheidippdes ran from marathon to athens to spread the news of victory but soon died of exaution.
After another 10 years, The Persians tried to invade Thermopylae. For three days 300 Spartans and 1000 Thespians successfully defended Thermopylae for three days. The Persians found a pass next to Thermopylae and flanked the Spartans.
Off the coast of Thermopylae Themistocles is fighting the Persians at sea so Leonidus and his Spartans could defend Thermopylae
when the Persians were heading back home ti celebrate their victory they got ambushed by the Athenian fleet at Salamis