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1 Persian Wars

2 A New Kind of Army Emerges Iron replaces bronze, making arms and armor cheaper. Soldiers from all social classes Phalanx- formation of soldiers with spears, shields

3 Phalanx

4 Copy and paste the above link. Read about a phalanx and then answer the following questions. –1. What is the name for a soldier in a phalanx? –2. What sports is a hoplite battle similar to?

5 Battle at Marathon Copy and paste the above link. Read about the Battle of Marathon then answer the following questions. –3. What happened at Marathon? –4. Who is Miltiades and why is he important to the Battle at Marathon? –5. Who won the Battle at Marathon? –6. What is the significance of this battle?

6 Pheidippides Brings News A runner name Pheidippides raced from Marathon to Athens to announce Greek victory. Marathon is 26 miles from Athens. This is where the modern day marathon comes from.

7 Thermopylae Copy and paste the above link. Read about the battle at Thermopylae then answer the following questions. 7. # in Xerxes army? # of ships? 8. # in Greek army? # of ships? 9. What role did General Themistocles play? 10. Why did the Greeks eventually lose the battle of Thermopylae?

8 Battle of Salamis Copy and paste the above address. After reading the entry, answer the following question. 11. Why was the Greek navy successful in destroying the Persian navy?

9 Platea Copy and paste the above address. Read the entry and answer the following question. 12. The victory over Persia is considered one of the greatest victories of all Greek time. Why is that?

10 13. Through out all of the battles, who had the greater advantage, the Persians or the Greeks?

11 Copy and paste the above address. Scroll down to the bottom and play the game The Spartans.


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