Let them know there is no need to fear. We will help!
We must go help the Ionians!
Battle at Marathon
Witch our heavy armor and preparation, we've only lost 200 men
We didn't think we would need heavy armor to defeat you!
Pheidippides Runs to Athens
We just defeated the Persians in Marathon! Don't give up without a fight.
Well, if we've done it once we can do it again!
The Ionians revolt against The Persian Empire. The Athenians send ships over in an attempt to help the Ionians with their revolt.
How long do you think you'll be able to hold off an army like ours?
Due to the Athenians sending ships to the Ionians, the Persian king Darius vowed revenge on them. This was his first move when it comes to that revenge he wanted to take. The Persians come equipped with light armor- resulting in the loss over 6000 men and the retreat of the Persians.
We speak for all 300 Spartans here- we will fight in order to save the others!
Thanks to a traitor, we can now attack effectively. Prepare to die.
After Pheidippides finds out about the Persians being defeated by the Greeks, he takes it upon himself to let the Athenians know. He runs from Marathon to Athens in an attempt to reach them in time. He wanted to make sure that the Athenians do not give up their land without a fight
We didn't think this through and now we are unable to maneuver the ship!
A Greek force of 7000 (including 300 Spartans) hold off the Persians for 2 days. Eventually, Persians are able to pass thanks to the help of a traitor that disclosed a secret passage that could help them.
You'd be surprised. As long as someone doesn't tell you about our 'secret' passage way!
Athenians retreat while the 300 Spartans (who are front line) stay to fight the Persians. The Spartans know that they will die in battle, but they decide to protect the people that inhabit other city-states.
The Greeks allow Persians to burn the city and head towards the water. They use small, easily maneuverable ships to head into battle. Come to find that the Persians are on massive ships- making it difficult to maneuver in such a narrow space. The Greeks are successful in this battle due to that.
Unlike the Persian's, we knew what we were doing and we decided to use smaller ships- resulting in a defeat