The Persian Wars
How did the war end
Who was the Persian war fought by and why did it start.
The war started when Cyrus the great of Persia captured Ionian, and Lydia, nations of Greece.
Cyrus the great of Persia
The battles of the Persian wars.
The battle of Thermopylae
King Leonidas led his 300 Spartan hoplite elite troops plus their Boeotian allies from Thespis and Thebes, against Xerxes and his army, including the "10,000 Immortals." The Spartan-led forces fought this unstoppable Persian force to their deaths, blocking the pass long enough to keep Xerxes and his army occupied while the rest of the Greek army escaped. They were defeated when a medizing traitor named Ephialtes led the Persians around the pass running behind the Greek army, thereby crushing the remote chance of Greek victory.
The Spartans who led the defense, at battle of Thermopylae were all killed, and they may have known in advance that they would be, but their courage provided inspiration to the Greeks, many of whom otherwise might have willingly to fight. After the battle
Athens was captured, and burned. Before the city was under attack the navy went out to a stayed on the isle of Salamis, opposite Athens.