We had enough you controling us no more we shall fight to the death.
491-490 B.C.E. Marathon War
How dare you denie the king you shall die in battle.
480-479 B.C.E. Thermopylae War
Several Ionian greek city-states on the west coast to revolt against the Persian Empire in 499 B.C.E.
They fell right into our trap get'em
Athens Felt threatened by the order from King Dauris So they declined him so the king sent an army.Pheidippides had to run 26 miles to warn the Athens that a lot of Persian soldiers were headed this way.
Leave and never come back
Yeah we will
The Persians were outnumbered when the Athens and Sparta team up but Persian pulled together and sluthered all of the men when King Leonidas try to stall the Persian Warriors but after a little, all 300 men were slaughtered.
We are going to rebuild and be the greatest and strongest.
Themistocles tricked Xerxes into believing that Athens was just retreating from war and were very weak however when Persian arrive, they had seen that it was a lie and Athens were fresh and waiting for them to arrive with massive ships.
Xerxes and his men were fearful of the mighty Warriors and they field and never fought again. Athens Won and ran off the Persians.
Athens and Sparta both claimed credit for taking down the Persian Empire Sparta was very weak from he defeat from The battle of Thermopylae, while Athens Were rebuilding and creating the Delian League an alliance with other city-states to protect themselves if the Persia ever again invaded.