We have been waiting here for three days for the battle of the Marathon you Greeks
This is what we planned and we knew this is the perfect time to strike!
King Xerxes revenge
The King wants revenge the Greeks have come together and the Spartans have supplied most of the troops
The Spartans Forces
The Persians landed in Marathon with 600 ships ordered by Kings Darius. After three days of waiting for the Greeks to come, but after three days that the Persians were waiting they started to began loading their ships, but when they began loading they were caught off guard and the Athenians attacked the Persians and won the Battle of the Marathon.
Surrender you have already lost!
The Persians were angry and King Xerxes wanted revenge so he invaded Greece with 200,00 troops but the Greek city-states have come together to defeat the Persians, and the Spartans have supplied most of the soldiers and the Athens controlled the naval forces and devised the battle plans.
The Battle in the Sea
King Leonidas controlled Spartans military forces and he supplied 7,000 soldiers into the Battle at Thermopylae. The Spartans was trying to cut off the Persians army supply/
The Persians defeated the Spartans at Thermopylae. A traitor helped the Persians attack the Greeks by telling them their plan, but King Leonidas dismisses his troops and only keeps 300 men to stay and fight until the end. But sadly the Greeks lost the Battle of Thermopylae.
The Athenians devised a plan to attack the Persian's ship by luring their massive ships so the Greeks had smaller ships to sink the Persian's.
The Greek city states have put together the biggest army yet in the Battle of Plataea. With over 100,000 soldiers on each side and they defeated the Persians and the Persians had no longer control of Greece.