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1 Persian Wars © Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES All rights reserved

2 Essential Questions How did the Spartans demonstrate their bravery at the Battle of Thermopylae? What were the results of the Persian Wars?

3 How did it start? Ionia: – 520 B.C.E.-Persians conquered the area. – Ionian Greeks revolted and Athens aided them – Darius (Persian King) defeated the rebels and vowed to destroy Athens.

4 Battle of Marathon 490 B.C.E.-Persian fleet brought 25,000 men to Marathon. 10,000 Athenians awaited Athenians charged the Persians and won.

5 How did the Athenians win? Persians-light armor and not prepared Athenians-Phalynx

6 Pheidippides Athens-defenseless Pheidippides Athens-Dont give up without a fight Greek army awaited Persians retreated

7 Renewed Attacks Xerxes- successor of Darius the Great. Battle of Thermopylae: – Narrow Mountain passprotected central Greece – Greeks-lostPersians then burned Athens

8 Battle of Thermopylae

9 Thermopylae Today

10 Battle of Salamis ThemistoclesFight at sea Sank 1/3 of Xerxes fleet

11 Platae Final battlePersians defeated

12 Consequences of the Persian Wars Delian League: – Alliance of 140 city-states. – Athens led it Athens-Golden Age

13 Essential Questions How did the Spartans demonstrate their bravery at the Battle of Thermopylae? What were the results of the Persian Wars?

14 Sources Used Ellis, Elisabeth Gaynor and Anthony Esler. World History: Connections to Today. Upper Saddler: New Jersey, Pictures from Google Images


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