Oooh, I would like to get the one to the far right please.
Persian Empire Expands
Ah yes, Greece. We must conquer it!
Young messenger, you must get help from Greece to free us.
Will do sir
Greece was a collection of independent functioning city states.
Battle of marathon
Destroy the Greeks! Conquer their lands!
The Persian empire sets out to conquer the whole region and only Greece stood in its way.
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 wants to punish the Greek people for helping.
Battle of Salamis
The Persian invades Greece by both land and sea. greeks attack and won! A greek sets off running for Athen to share the news. This victory gave Greece lots of confidence.
Yes, your highness.
300 Spartans head off the Persian army on a small strip of land called Thermopylae for the rest of Greece to prepare.
aah! my leg!
stomp em down!
The greeks trick the Persians to sail into a narrow pass between a island and athens. The Persian ships are too large and the greeks in the lighter, faster ships defeated them. Xerxes retreats back to asia and the persian war was over.