Greeks were settled in Ionia, the Persians come and take the greeks land. Athens come to aid the Greeks, but the Persians still won. The king wanted to destroy Athens in revenge for their aid of the Greeks.
The Greeks built a strategy that would confuse the Persians by having 3 different groups, one in the middle and two wings. By useing this stratigy the greeks were able to deffeat quicker and to keep the Persians trapped with no way to retreat.
Pheidippides is the man who ran 26 miles from Marathon back to Athens to let everyone know that it was safe and the Greeks had won the war.
Quarter of a million Persians march to fight the Greeks but suffer more casualties then kills.
The Persians were getting no where with the Greeks, in exchange for money a Greek man named Ephialtes led the persons through a secret passage way to sneak up behind the Spartans and shoot them all with bow and arrows.
The Greeks and the Persians fought in the narrow straight of Solomis. The Persian fleet had a hard time maneuvering because of how big their boats were. The Greeks had an easier ability to move around which gave them the ability to hit the persian ships with battery rams and sunk them.