Cause of the war Persian Empire conquered Fertile. The Ionian Greek decided to go against the Persians.That is what started the war.
Battle of Marathon The Athenian won even with no help from author city-state. because of the Greek soldiers, called hoplites, had perfected a battle formation called a Phalanx.
An amazing runner named Pheidippides sprinted just 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to warn them of the approaching Persian force.
Battle of Thermopylae The Persians new leader Xerxes. wanted revenge.The Spartan king, Leonidas, led a small army of just 300 Spartans warriors to defend the pass at Thermopylae. The Persians detoryed Athens. After they defeated Leonidas. Persians won
Battle of Salamis The Athenian ticked the Persians to thinking they could get away. The Persians had a large ship so the could not get away. The Persians ship kept on hitting into them.
Battle of Plataea The Athenes defeat them for the last time. Xerxes army returned to Persia defeated and never returned to Greeks
Aftermath of the war Both Athens and Sparta claimed credit for the victory over Persia, which led to problems.