The lonian Greeks asked for help from greeks and king darius I of persia got angry that the Athenians helped lonians rebel againt the persians and declared war on Athens in 492 B.C.E.
Battle of salamis
In 490 b.c.e athens won againts persia because of their phalant formation strategy luckily for athents a runner named pheidippides ran 26 miles to warm athents that persia was coming
battle of plateau
In 480 b.c.e. persia and athens/sparta tought xerxes lead his army into thermopylae the spartan army whose leader is leonidas tries to hold them off but all 300 soldiers die persia is the winner of this battle.
Effects of the war
480 BCE The Athenians trick the Persians into fighting in a narrow waterway Persian Ships were large and got stuck. Persian Ships were much bigger than the Athenian ships because they had more people
In 479 b.c.e greece defeated the persians that were left behind to fight the battle of plateau was the last battle of the war.
Athens created the delian league which was an alliance with other city state to protect themselves if persia ever again invaded. athens rebuilt their city-state and experienced its golden age.