Athens defends against the Persian invasion alone.
Battle of Thermopylae
King Leonidas and his 300 men defend the Pass of Thermopylae to delay the Persians.
Battle of Salamis
The Persians are led into a trap by the Greeks.
Battle of Plateau
Spartans take over the forces of Greece and run the rest of the Persian army that was left behind by Xerxes.
Effects of the war
Sparta was left weakened by the battle of Thrmopylae while Athens became the most powerful city-state. Athens created the Delian League and invited Sparta, Sparta declined and made the Pelopanisian League.