Persian War

By glasgo
  • 490 BCE

    Battle of Marathon

    Battle of Marathon
    The persians sailed to the plains of marathon, which is 40 km northwest from athens. The athenian general, militiades setup his troop on the southern end. The persian army were large in number, so the athenians send pheidippides to get the spartans to recruit, but it was still not enough. Evident to the image below, the greeks fought in battle and won. they closed on the persians and trapped them in the middle. then they drove them back to there ships
  • 480 BCE

    Battle of Thermopylae

    Battle of Thermopylae
    King Xerxes depareted from sardis, sailed across hellespont, and landed in thermopylae. The greeks decided to attack them at a narrow pathway. however the persians over powered them with the large numbers and ships. the greeks got tired and overpowered by the persians. there was also a greek traitor that lead the persian army to the end of pathway.
  • 480 BCE

    Battle of Salamis

    Battle of Salamis
    After the battle of thermopylae, all of the citizens of athens left for salamis. the persians burned down athens defences, so all of the soldiers were put on boats. themistocles came up with the idea to trick the persians to head to the narrow gulf between athens and salamis and attack. they sent a messanger to the persian army, to diliver a fake message.to king xeres. the king fell for the trap and head out. when the army was out, the greeks attack and defeated 200 ships while only losing 40.