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This painting shows the Greek Phalanx going against the Persian foot soldiers and the phalanx is stronger because of the metal shields and long spears used to keep the Persians at
The Battle of Plataea was the end of the Persian…

This painting shows the pure chaos Themistocles caused for the large Persian ships, and his strategy to lure the Persian fleet into the straits if Salamis was a blow to the Persian's invasion.
This battle effectively cut off the Persian supply line,…

Mardonius (front soldier on the right side) took advantage of Themistocles's absence and sacked Athens, leading the Persian army from Thermopylae all the way till his death at Plataea.
Xerxes intrusted the Persian army to Mardonius when he fled back…

Themistocles of Greece was a General for Athens at the Battle of Marathon and all of the Second Persian Invasion, including decisive victories at Salamis and Plataea, but he was still at sea when the Persians sacked Athens.
Themistocles was regarded…

Persian Immortals were fierce soldiers that had nicer armor and better training than the rest of the army, like ancient Seal Team 6, and they were the group that flanked the Spartan Phalanx at Thermopylae.
These elite soldiers were sent out as a war…

King Leonidas gathered 300 royal guards and several thousand hoplites to hold the Persians at the Hot Gates of Thermopylae.
This heroic stand by an aging King (around 60 years old) against impossible odds gave the rest of Greece hope against the…

Xerxes I carried his father's ambitions and invaded Greece, making it a lot further than his father did.
Xerxes was bloodthirsty and killed anyone in his path, leading to a deadly and brutal war against the Greek city-states.

Darius The Great invaded Greece and lost at the Battle of Marathon, his son Xerxes took the throne before Darius could get around to attacking Greece again.
Darius's failure led to Xerxes's lusts for blood and was a factor in the gruesome Second…

The battle of Mycale was another naval battle that the Persians lost in a Strait after being disoriented, and this particular battle decimated the Persian fleet and ended the Greco-Persian war.
After this battle, Xerxes did not attempt another…

The Battle of Plataea was the final nail in the coffin for Xerxes's land invasion of Greece because of the city's advantageous location, backed up against a mountainside.
The location is important because the Persian Army pushed hard towards the…
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