The fleet of Persia landed on the bay of Marathon, which is 25 miles away from Athens. The army of Athens killed around 6000 troops and only lost 192.
The Battle was a naval battle that ended in a loss for Persia. Alcibiades tricked the Persians into Salamis Bay, where the large Persian ships were outmaneuvered and destroyed by the smaller ships.
Darius the First
Leonidas who was a Spartan King led 300 Spartans into battle. The soldiers fought in a narrow pass through the mountain of Thermopylae. The Greeks held off thousands of Persians and killed as many as they could.
Xeres is the son of Darius. He tried to conquer Greece again, 480 BC the Persian army set out for Greece. After the Persians won the battle, they set out for Athens and burnt down the city of Athens.
Darius was a young prince that claimed the throne and killed all of his rivals for power. He worked to restore order in Persia. He also expanded the empire.