Athens a city in greece had been ruled by a council of five hundred people. Each Had been chosen. The Athens did this by what lot you had .
Battle of marathon
The persian Empire is expanding west and has set its eyes on Greece
Battle of Thermopylae
Ionian citizens attempt to get rid of their Persian rulers. They ask the Greek city-states for help. The Persian ruler Darius is not amused. He want to punish the Greek people.
Battle of Salamis
Curse you persians
The persian invade Greece by land and decide to attack Athens by sea. After most of the persians have left on boats, The Greeks attack the remaining Persians and Win! A greek sets off running for Athens to share the news. This Victory gave Greece A lot of confidence.
300 Spartans head off the Persian army on a small strip of land called Thermopylae.
The Greeks Trick the persians to sail into a narrow pass between an island and Athens, The persians ships are to large and the Greeks in their lighter, Faster ships defeated them. Xerxes retreats back to Asia and the persian wars were over