The Greco-Persian Wars

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The Greco-Persian Wars

Post  marcosloinaz on Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:19 am

The emperor Darius started the fight against the Athenians because of the revolt of the Ionians. The first battle the Persians lost because they were attacking in the Athenian territory which means that the Persians were at disadvantage. The Persians then strengthened their army but their leader Darius died. Xerxes became the ruler and continued what his father had started. The Athenians knew that they couldn't win like this again so they got an alliance with the Spartans and strengthened their navy. The Battle of Thermopylae was fought in alliance of the Greek city-state and Sparta led by the Spartan King Leonidas versus the Persian empire ruled by Xerxes 1 in 480 BC. It was rumored that the Persians had over 1 million soldiers but that was not true they only had about 150,000 men in their army.

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Re: The Greco-Persian Wars

Post  Roberta2000 on Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:54 am

Good job Marcos! Wow, the Persians had a really big army. Did you know that the Greeks won because they had great techniques like the phalanxs, which was the formation of Greek soldiers? Great topic! Very Happy

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