Persian wars

By: Cayla Simmons

The battle of Marathon

WHAT WAS THE CAUSE?

1. Persians wanted to conquer Greece

2.Hippias was angry that the Athenians had thrown him out, and he was hoping to get back into power in Athens with Persian help. (Tyrant)

3.Persia wanted to extend its territory

HOW COULD THE CONFLICT HAVE BEEN AVOIDED?

This conflict couold've been avoided if Persia could've just been happy iwth the land they had and didnt try to do the most because they had no buisness trying to take over Greece

Another way this could've been avoided is if Hippias wasn't such a tyrant and didn't bring the persians into this problem knowing thry already wnated to conquer Greece

WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THIS CONFLICT?


Hippias -The tyrant

The Persians

The Greeks

Ionians - greeks helped then revolt from persians

WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?
Persians wanted to conquer Greece

WHERE DID THIS CONFLICT TAKE PLACE?

Greece

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The Battle of Thermopylae

-fought between alliance of city states

-led by king leodas of sparta and the persian empire of xerxes I

- took place with the battle at artemisium during 480 BC

- response to the first persian invasion, in which the persians wanted to defeat the Athenians in the end the athenians won in victory

- battle of thernopylae could have been avoided if the battle of marathon hadn't occured at all because thermopylae was a response to thr persains defeat

The battle of Salmais

-naval battle fought between city-states

- took place in 480 BC in the straits of piraeus and salmis near Athens

- The Athenians fled to Salmis bc of the outcome of battle Thermopylae

- the greeks had 300 + ships

-athenians tricked thre persians and let the persians burn their city (parthenon on the acroplis)

-this battle could've been avoided if the battle of Thermopylae didnt occur bc it ws a response