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  • The battle of Marathon
  • The battle of Thermopylae
  • The Ionian Revolt was important because it was the beginning of the Greek-Persian wars.Greece had settlements in Ionia.The Persians took over the farmland and ports in Ionia.The Greeks went their to help them and left.Once they had left the Persians continued to fight and beat the Ionias.This was the first battle of the Greeks-Persian wars.
  • The battle of salamis 
  • After the Ionian Revolt King Darius decided to conquer the city-states of mainland Greece.He sent messengers to ask for presents of Greek earth and water.The presents would be a sign that the Greeks agreed to accept Persian rule.But the Greeks refused to hand over the tribute.Instead they threw the messengers into pits and wells.legend has it that they shouted, “If you want Greek earth and water, help yourselves!”
  • The battle of platea
  • The battle of Thermopylae was the first between the Persians and Greeks during the Persian invasion of 480-479 BC. The Greek force was very small but was determined to make a stand against the huge Persian army.After three days of holding their own against the Persian king Xerxes I and his vast southward-advancing army, the Greeks were betrayed, and the Persians were able to outflank them. Sending the main army in retreat, Leonidas and a small contingent remained behind to resist the advance and were killed to the last man.
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  • the Persian army invaded Greece with a large navy. The Greeks lured the enemy ships into the narrow stretch of water between the island of Salamis and the mainland. The Persians had no room to escape, and the Greeks were able to destroy them.
  • The Battle of Plataea was the final land battle during the second Persian invasion of Greece. It was a decisive victory for the Greeks as it ended that war. The battle was in 479 BC near the city of Plataea in Boeotia.
  • The Greeks were able to regroup. To defend against the Persians, Athens formed the Delian League, making the city-state the most powerful in Greece. In response to the growing power of Athens, the Spartans formed their own league, and the two powers went to war.
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