The persians have arrived at marathon with 600 ships for King Darius . After waiting 72 hours for the greeks to arrive the persians begin loading their ships. The athenians caught them off guard and attacked the persian military and won the battle of marathon.
Battle of thermopylae
The persians were angry and wanted to get revenge on the athenians. King Xerxes invaded greece with his 200,000 troops. The greek city states came together to defeat the persians. Sparta helped by supplying many soldiers. Themosticles of Athens controlled the naval forces and devised a battle plan.
Battle of salamis
King leonidas of sparta controlled a military force of 7,000 soldiers unto thermopylae. The spartans were trying to defeat the persians by stopping them from reaching athens and cutting off their supplies.
Battle of plataea
The persian defeated the spartans at thermopylae. A traitor helped the persians attack the greeks from the inside. King leonidas dismissed his troops and kept only 300 men to stay and fight until the end. Unfortunately the greeks lost and the persians won the battle of thermopylae.
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Themosticles of athens devised a plan to attack persia's ships. The athenians lured into the strait of salamis. The athenians ships were small enough to fit through the strait however the persian ships were too big to move around, which led to the athenians trapping the persian ships and winning the battle of salamis.
The greek city states come together even stronger and formed the largest army yet. The greeks fight the persian one last time at the battle of plataea. With over 100,000 soldiers on each side , the greeks defeated the persians army. Persians had no more control over any of the greek city states. Persia and the greek city states eventually find peace with each other.