Updated: 3/19/2021

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  • cause of the war
  • battle of marathon
  • battle of thermopylae
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  • city-states on the west coast of Anatolia decided to riot against the Persian empire
  • battle of salamis
  • The defeat at Marathon was a decisive victory that marked the end of the first Persian invasion of Greece. The Persian force retreated to Asia. Darius then began raising a huge new army with which he meant to completely subjugate Greece.
  • battle of platea
  • While the Battle of Thermopylae was technically a defeat for the Greeks, it was also a victory in the long run because it marked the beginning of several important Greek victories against the Persians and boosted the morale of all the Greek city-states.
  • effects of war
  • The Battle of Salamis was a great victory for the Greek navy and, in combination with a victory by the Greek army at the battle of Plataea the next year, led to the complete defeat of the Persians.
  • The Greek triumph ensured the survival of Greek culture and political structures long after the demise of the Persian empire. The Battle of Salamis, 480 B.C.E, in which Greece gained an uncontested victory over the Persian fleet.
  • Sparta was very weak after defeat and the Athens rebuilt their city- state bigger and better