Athenian aid given to the Ionians angered Darius.
The Greeks beat the Persians for the first time.
It was the first time that the Athenians and the Spartans joined forces.
It resulted in the first peace treaty in history.
Marathon, Mycale, Thermopylae, Platea, Salamis.
Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Platea, Mycale.
Mycale, Salamis, Marathon, Thermopylae, Platea.
Lycurgus, Aristotle, Pericles.
Ephialtes, Salamis, Mycenae
Milatides, Themistocles, Leonidas
The Persian cavalry was not used and the Greeks attack at close quarters meant that the arrows of the Persian archers had no effect.
The Persians did not have enough soldiers.
The Greek phalanx caused confusion in the Persian lines.
The Persian fleet was destroyed by a huge storm.
The Olympic Games began as a celebration of the Greek victory.
It represents the first time that Sparta and Athens combined their efforts.
It was a moral victory for Athenian democracy.
After their defeat, Persia was never again a threat to Greece.
Leonidas suffered a broken phalanx and could only fight left handed.
Leonidas had trouble sleeping because of nightmares and, as a result, became too tired to fight.
The Spartans loved fighting in the shade and the sun was especially bright at Thermopylae.
A traitor named Ephialtes gave away the location of a secret pass through the mountains.
The Fists of Fury.
The Hurricane of Hurt.
He interpreted "wooden wall" to mean the Greek's wooden naval ships.
He replaced Athens' stone wall with a picket fence.
He set to planting thorn bushes all around Athens.
Like most, he had no idea what the Oracle meant.
The Greeks used the intelligence of dolphins to guide their naval maneuvers.
The Greeks knew the Persian forces could not swim so they abandoned their ships and fought the Persians from the water.
The Greeks used lies to lure the larger, slower Persian ships into small bays and channels.
Greek triremes were smaller and more maneuverable than Persian ships.
If Persia had won the story of the Trojan War might never have been told.
If Persia had won, they could have easily moved on to conquer a very young Rome and altered Western history.
If Persia had won, Rome might never have been built.
If Persia had won, the Olympics would have been canceled.
They assumed that Persia would win and the Spartans hate to lose.
They had to complete their harvest first.
They were in the midst of a rebellion by their helot slaves.
They were celebrating a religious festival.