The persian empire is expanding west and has set its eyes on greece
Battle of Thermopylae
Ionian citizens attempt to get rid of their Persian rulers. They ask the Greek city-states for help. The Persian ruler Darius is not amused. He want to punish the Greek people.
Battle of salamis
The persians invade greece by land and decide to attack athens by sea after most of persians have left on boats the greeks attack the remaining persians and win a greek sets off running for athens to share the news this victory gave greece a lot of confidence
300 Spartans head off the Persian army on a small strip of land called Thermopylae.
The greeks trick the persians to sail into a narrow pass between an os;amd and thems the persian ships are to large and the greeks in their lighter faster ships defeated them xerxes retreats back to asia war ends