Persian and Greek War
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Darius I of Persia invades Greece.
The invasion ended with the decisive Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
A combined force of Greek hoplites defeat the Persians at Marathon.
Thebes sides with Persia during Xerxes invasion of Greece.
Battle of Thermopylae. 300 Spartans under King Leonidas and other Greek allies hold back the Persians led by Xerxes I for three days but are defeated.
Cycladic states contribute to the victorious Greek forces against the Persians at the battle of Salamis.
Xerxes I makes extensive preparations to invade mainland Greece by building depots, canals and a boat bridge across the Hellespont.
The indecisive battle of Artemision between the Greek and Persian fleets of Xerxes I. The Greeks withdraw to Salamis.
Battle of Salamis where the Greek naval fleet led by Themistocles defeats the invading armada of Xerxes I of Persia.
Xerxes' Persian forces are defeated by Greek forces at Plataea effectively ending Persia's imperial ambitions in Greece.
Cycladic city states contribute to the victorious Greek forces against the Persians at the battle of Plataea.
Eleusis is destroyed by the Persians.
The Greek city-states on the western coast of Anatolia rose up in rebellion against Persia
Darius came to power and set about consolidating and strengthening the Persian empire.
The Persian kings Cyrus II and Cambyses II extended their rule from the Indus River valley to the Aegean Sea.
After the defeat of the Lydian king Croesus, the Persians gradually conquered the small Greek city-states along the Anatolian coast.
Corcyra does not participate in the Persian Wars.
Peace between Greece and Persia.
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