Presentation on theme: "Fighting the Persian Wars"— Presentation transcript:
1Fighting the Persian Wars History AliveChapter 28
2Fighting the Persian Wars 449 and 474 B.C.E.Athens and Sparta joined forced to fight the Persians.
3Persian EmpireKing Darius was a great Persian King.
4Ionian Revolt Began in 499 B.C.E. Started Greek Persian Wars Persians conquered Ionia.Ionians had to pay tribute.Ionians could not defeat Persians.
5Ionian Revolt Ionians asked mainland Greece for help. The Athenians defeated the Persians in Ionia.After the Athenians left, Persia defeated Ionia and burned a city to the ground.
6The Battle of MarathonKing Darius wanted to take over mainland Greece.Darius asked for tribute.Greece said no.Darius sent over soldiers.
7The Battle of MarathonThe Persian Army assembled themselves on a plain of Marathon.
8The Battle of MarathonA Greek General named Miltiades decided to fight the Persians at Marathon.Desperate for help they sent a runner named Pheidippides to ask the Spartans for help.
9The Battle of Marathon Pheidippides ran for two days and two nights. The Spartans were celebrating a religious festival and would help after.The Athenians faced the Persians alone and were victorious.
10The Battle of Thermopylae The Bravery of the 300King Darius died and his son King Xerxes organized an attack on Greece.The Spartan King Leonidas and his army would try to stop the Persians.
11The Battle of Thermopylae The Spartans choose Thermopylae as a place to make their stand.Thermopylae is a narrow pass between the amount and the sea.
12The Battle of Thermopylae Leonidas knew he could only delay the Persians.He ordered most of his troops to escape.He stayed with 300 to fight the Persians.All 300 were killed, but the rest of the Greek troops were saved.
13The Battle of Salamis: The Navy to the Rescue When Athens heard about Thermopylae the citizens packed onto ships and left.Xerxes burned Athens to the Ground.Thermistocles wanted to fight the Persians on Sea.
14The Battle of Plataea: The End of the Persian Wars Xerxes fled with his soldiers.The end up at a place called Plataea.80,000 Greek troops destroyed the Persian Army.This victory preserved the Greeks’ independence.