if the greeks had been defeated, their culture might have been lost forever
the persian wars were all the conflicts between persia in the 5th century B.C The persian Empire occupied large territories. from northern Africa to the middle east to even a part of india
Darius put his General Datis in charge of an army numbering 90,000 men
Battle of Marathon
The arrows were not well made and light which caused the Greeks to win.
the Greeks commanded a total force of only between 10,00 and 20,00
Battle of Thermopylae
The persians defeated the spartans at Thermopylae. A traitor helped the persians attack the Greeks in a discreet manner. King Leonidas dismisses his troops and only keeps 300 men to stay and fight until the end, sadly the Greeks lost and the Persians won.
Battle of Salamis
Themistocles of Athens devised a plan to attack Persia's ships. The athenian's lured the Persians into the strait of Salamis. a strait is a narrow sea between two landmasses. The Persian ships were too big to move around, however the Athenians ships were small enough to move smoothly around in the strait of salamis and to trap the Persian ships. The Greeks attacked the Persians and sank 300 Persian ships. the Greeks won this Battle
Battle of plataea
The Greeks city-states come together even stronger and formed the largest army yet. The Greeks fight the Persian one last time at the Battle of Plataea. with over 100,000 soldiers on each side, the Greeks defeated the Persian army.
End of Persian War
Persians no longer had any control of any Greek city-states. Persia and the Greek city states eventually find peace with each other. the Persian Empire declined and weekend shortly after