Greek city-states rebel against Persia with Athens help
Tis I, King Darius of Persia! And- ugh, the Greeks.
Who were in the wars?
(Athenian Soldier) Hey! Watch it! We will beat you!
The Battle of Marathon
The Athenians ended up winning. When Greece refused to fight, they set sail for Athens to attack. by sea. Once they loaded their ships with the strongest units, the Athenians charged down the hills onto the plain of Marathon. The Persians were off guard, then the Athenians charged.
Who ends up winning and how?
The Battle of Thermopylae
Tis I, Xerxes of Persia! Since my father has failed to defeat Greece, I shall do it on my own, once and for all!
Fine! I brought in an overwhelming Persian army into Greece to attack, but it was very difficult due to a long narrow passageway (Thermopylae). Over 300 Spartans fought with us, which made other Greeks retreat.
You talk too much. Can you just sum up what happened?
The Battle at Salamis
When we made it through the passageway, we reached Athens. However, no one was there was no one there. We looted the Acropolis, then burned down the city.
What happened when you made it through the passageway?
The Battle at Plataea
Sure! So, us Greek city-states came together to make a huge army to face Persia. We improved our armor as well. Then we traveled to Plataea to face Persia. We both had about 100,00 men so we were even. Not going to lie, we did pretty good! We ended up winning and defeating the Persians once and for all.
Hey Athenian Soldier! So, exactly what went down at the Battle at Plataea?
Decline of Persia
I guess we lost fair and square. Us defeated Persians returned home and faced the consequences, including Alexander the Great conquering since we were that weak. There was also a lot of fighting and arguing.
Haha! So what happened after Greece kicked your butt?