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Published on December 14, 2007

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Greco-Persian Wars:  Greco-Persian Wars Greece:  Greece Persia:  Persia Causes of War:  Causes of War What did the Greeks do to get food? Colonize! Causes of War:  Causes of War Who would Ionian colonies trade with? Greece! Causes of War:  Causes of War Ionian colonies, however, were in what Empire? Persia! Causes of War:  Causes of War Who were Ionian colonies forced to trade with, or at least pay $$$ to? Persia! Causes of War:  Causes of War Ionians dislike the situation. What do they do? Revolt against Persia! Causes of War:  Causes of War Who would the Greeks support? The Ionians! (Greek Colonists) Causes of War:  Causes of War Athens would send supplies and aid to whom? The Ionians! (Greek Colonists) Causes of War:  Causes of War Who do the Greeks make angry with their support? Persia! Causes of War:  Causes of War What happens next? War! Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War King Darius Invades! (493 BC) Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Marathon Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Marathon Athenians defeat huge army of “regular: (champs, not chumps) Persian soldiers Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Marathon King Darius flees for home in disgrace! This is like if the United States lost to Mexico in a major military battle. Persia still exists, but leaves Greece alone for about a decade… Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Thermopylae …until his son, King Xerxses returns with a massive army! Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Thermopylae King Xerxes’ army marches toward central Greece form the North. Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Thermopylae 300 Spartan soldiers lie in wait at a tight mountain pass… Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Thermopylae The Spartans all die, but they hold back thousands of Persians long enough for the Greeks to flee Athens and other cities. Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Athens Destroyed! Xerxes marches into an empty Athens, plunders and destroys as revenge. But, the battle is not over… Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Battle of Salamis Athenian Navy destroys the Persian fleet in the waters just off Athens’ coast, as Xerxes watches. Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War The End Xerxes and the Persians limp home. They don’t invade Greece again during the war. Athens and Sparta emerge as the leading cities in Greece. During the war, Greece is united for the first time in its history. Will unification last??? Greco Persian War:  Greco Persian War Review War between Greece and Persia Causes: Greek Colonies Revolt, Athens helps, Persia is angry Persian Rulers: Darius, Xerxses Major Battles: Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis Outcome: Greeks win, think they are the bomb-diggity!

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