We have been here for the last week waiting for Greeks what is going on?
We now that was our plan to get you guys when you were not looking and attack from behind.
The Persians Revenge
This what happens when you mess with us wee are going to invade Greece with 200,000 troops
Its ok because we are going to devise a battle plan
Hey Persians you are no match for our army we have 7,000 soldiers and you guys are beaten up from your last war
Sparta controlled a military force of 7,000 soldiers
WOW!!!!!! That is a lot of troops
Actually were ready for you fools we have 200,000 Troops
The Persians landed at Marathon with 600 ships ordered by King Darius. After three days of waiting for the Greeks, the Persians began loading there ships. Catching them off guard the Athenians attacked the Persian military and won the Battle of Marathon.
Battle of Thermopylae
Aww man now i have a broken arm
Yeah take that who's defeated now
The Persians were angry and wanted revenge against the Athenians. King Xerxes invaded Greece with 200,000 troops. To prepare for this attack The Greek city-states come together to defeat the Persians. Sparta supplied the most soldiers. Themistocles of Athens controlled the naval forces and devised a battle plan.
Battle of Salamis
who got beat now
ok i will admit it it was us
king Leonidas of Sparta controlled a military force of 7,000 soldiers into the Battle at Thermopylae. The Spartans were trying to defeat the Persians by cutting off their army's supplies and from reaching Athens.
Battle of Plataea
Hey bro want to team up against the Persians
The Persians defeated the Spartans at Thermopylae. A traitor helped the Persians attack the Greeks in a discreet manner. King Leonidas dismisses his troops and only keeps 300 men to stay and fight until the end. Sadly the Greeks lost and the Persians won the Battle of Thermopylae.
Themistocles of Athens devised a plan to attack Persia's ships. The Athenian's lured the Persians into the strait of Salamis. A strait is a narrow sea between two landmasses. The Persian ships were too big to move around, however the Athenians ships were small enough to move smoothly around in the strait of Salamis and to trap the Persian ships. The Greeks attacked the Persians and sank 300 Persian ships. The Greeks won at 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 Persian army. Persians no longer had any control of any Greek city states. Persia and the Greek city states eventually find peace with each other. The Persian Empire declined and weekend shortly after.