These are the Athenians. They helped the Ionians revolt from Persia. King Darius of Persia is not happy about this.
The Battle of Marathon (490 BC) The Persians land on the shores of Marathon. A young runner named Phedippides runs to Athens to alert the citizens.
Welcome to Greece!
Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) After Darius' defeat, his son Xerxes vows to get revenge on the Greeks. He marches through the narrow pass of Thermopylae and met by Leonidus of Sparta. Although the Spartans lost, they delayed the arrival of the Persians.
Tonight, we dine in hell!
Battle of Salamis (480 BC) The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Persians and Athenians. The Athenians won, which is credited to its naval superiority over the Persians.
Take that Persians!
Battle of Salamis (480 BC) After burning Athens, the Persian troops are lead to the plains of Plataea. Here the Spartans and Athenians defeated the remaining Persians, thus concluding the end of the Greco-Persian Wars.
The city states fighting together created a sense of unity among them. This led to the formation of the Delian League.