Characteristics Of Greco-Persian Wars

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The Persian Wars, also known as Greco-Persian Wars, were a series of two battles. Both wars were led by two separate kings, King Darius (550-486 B.C.) and his son, King Xerxes I (519- 465 B.C.). Due to both different rulers the war was considered to be in two stages, involving the same people against each other but much different tribulations- but yet still had the same victors. How did the Persian Wars begin, well it began after the Ionian Revolt. The Revolt began due to too many battles before that were between the Atheians, Erectrians, and the Ionians. The Persians, which by this time were now led by King Darius, were outrages that the Athenians and Eretrians made treaties and agreements with Ionians. Reason being because the Athenians…show more content…
They were outnumbered in the battle has the Persians lost over 200 ships. Then in the land battle at Plataea in 479 BC, the spartan-led army defeated the Persian Army. The Persians were driven from Greece. Athens came up with a plan that included the naval victory of Salamis, which was the decisive victory in the war, the Athenians could rightly be said to have saved all of Greece from Persian domination. In the last joint campaign by Sparta and Athens the strategically important city of Byzantium is liberated from Persian rule. Representatives from both athens and other Aegan aty-states met in Delos to form a coalition, that was later known as the Delian League. The Delian Legue was formed for mutual defense, but it was also made to liberate the Greek Cities of Lonia from the Persian rule. A couple of years the Athenian General Cimon wins a great victory over the Persians at the mouth of the Eurymedon River, in southwest Turkey. Herodotus, known as the “father of history; wrote his accounts of the Greco-Persian wars from a vantage point in Asia Minor in 460 BC. it is now 455 BC and the Greeks suffer a major reverse, when their fleet is trapped in the Nile and destroyed by the Persians. The Athenians mount successful attacks on the Persian forces occupying the Greek Island of Cyprus. 448 BC, in the peace of Kallias the Persians acknowledge the independence of Greek Lonia, and come to an agreement to not bring their fleet into the
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