I've waited 3 days for you, now it's time to fight!
After the Battle of Marathon
Here, I'll tell you what, we will provide the soldiers if you make a battle plan.
The Persians are going to come back for revenge. We need a plan.
Preparing for the Battle of Thermopylae
So, whats the battle plan.
I think we could cut the Persian's army supplies off.
The Persians got to Marathon with 600 ships ready to attack the Athenians. By their surprise, the Athenians never showed up. So they began packing their ships, about to go the Athens to fight the Athenians when all of a sudden the Athenians make a surprise attack and win the battle of Marathon.
Battle of Thermopylae
When the Athenians got back from attacking the Persians, they new the Persians would come back for revenge. All of the Greek city-states teamed up and came up with a battle plan to defeat the Persians. The Spartans were going to provide the soldiers and the Athenians were going to make a battle plan.
Battle of Salamis
Haha, we trapped you! Your going nowhere.
Oh, dang it.
King Leonidas of Sparta was going to provide 7,000 soldiers since they were strong and ready to fight. The Athenians created a battle plan that they were going to cut the Persian's army supplies off.
Battle of Plataea
In the battle of Thermopylae a traitor from the Spartans helped the Persians attack the Greeks. The traitor led the Persians to the Greeks on a secret trail. The Persians attacked the Greeks and won the battle of Thermopylae. After that, King Leonidas fired most of his troops and only kept 300 men.
Look, I found them!
The Athenians made a plan to attack the Persians. They were going to have small boats and force the Persians into the strait of Salamis. They were going to then maneuver their small boats around Persia's big ships and then trap them in the strait and sink their ships. Athens successfully did that and sank 300 ships of Persia's and won the battle of Salamis.
The Greek city-states were noticing they were falling apart as a team in war, so they came back together stronger and more powerful than ever before. With the Greek city-states having more than 100,000 soldiers, they won the battle of Plataea. After that, the Persians and the Greek city-states found peace with each other but Persia later weekend and fell apart.