Fidipidis, go tell the other Greeks that we kicked some Persian butt!
Greece Is The Best!
You talkin' to me?
The Battle of Thermopylae
Sure, sounds great!
Yeah, can you tell us a better way to attack the Spartans?
The Battle of Salamis
We can't get out! Abandon ship!
The Greek cities of Persia tried to rebel which caused a series of wars between Persia and Greece. The first of which was the Battle of Marathon. The Greeks were greatly outnumbered, but the still won the Battle of Marathon. The Greeks won because of their weapons and clever leaders. When they won a messenger name Fidipidis was told to run 26 miles to Athens to tell the people that they had won.
The second of the 3 battles was The Battle of Thermopylae. This battle took place in a narrow mountain pass that the Persians had to cross through to attack the Greek cities. The small Greek force held off the Persians until a traitorous Greek soldier lead them through another pass so that they could attack the Greeks from behind.
In the third and final battle the Athenians defeated the Persians by cleverly cornering them in a narrow straight. The Persian boats were too big to steer easily in the straight. Because of this the small Athenian boats easily sunk the Persian ships, thus winning the Persian wars.