Can you please join our army we need help fighting against the Persians.
We cannot help we are in the middle of a religious celebration.
Battle Of Marathon
Battle of Thermoplyae
The Ionian Greeks revolted against the Persians because the Persisans took their farmland and harbor. They forced Ionians to pay tribute and serve in the army. They needed help to fight the Persians so they asked Sparta for help but they were celebrating a religious festivle.
Battle of Salamis
490 B.C.E At the battle of Marathon Athanian soldiers defeated the Persian soldiers. The Spartans did not send troops because they were celebrating. Pheidippides a runner warned Sparta of the Persians coming.
Battle of Plateau
480 B.C.E At the battle of Thermoplyae Xerxes led his army into them. King Leonidas a spartan tried to hold them off but all 300 Spartan soldiers died.
Effects of the war
480 B.C.E At the battle of Salamis the Athanians trick the Persians into thinking they will surender and trick them into going into a narrow waterway. Persian ships were bigger than Athens ships so they got stuck in anarrow waterway. The Athanians rammed there boats into the Persians boats and they sunk.
479 B.C.E In the battle of Plateau the Greeks deafeated the Persians that were left behing to fight that ended the war. The Greeks won the war!
The Greeks won the war against the Persians. The Delian Leauges job was to protect the people from othere Persian invasions that might happen in the future. Athens took over the Delian League.