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Ancient Greece. Mr. Koch World History A Forest Lake High School. Persian Wars. Darius I invades at Marathon retaliation for Ionian uprising Led by Themistocles, Athenians win though outnumbered Build up warships for future attacks. Persian Wars.

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ancient greece

Ancient Greece

Mr. Koch

World History A

Forest Lake High School

persian wars
Persian Wars
  • Darius I invades at Marathon
      • retaliation for Ionian uprising
    • Led by Themistocles, Athenians win though outnumbered
      • Build up warships for future attacks
persian wars1
Persian Wars
  • Xerxes (son of Darius) sends larger invasion
    • Athenians now have support of other Greeks
      • Spartans fiercely resisted at Thermopylae (but lost)
      • Persians burn abandoned city of Athens
persian wars2
Persian Wars
  • Athenians win naval victory at Salamis, then on land in Asia Minor
after the persian wars
After the Persian Wars
  • Athens now most powerful Greek state
    • Create alliance with other Greek states – Delian League
    • Under leadership of Pericles, Athens becomes cultural center
      • Develop system of direct democracy – but not for all
peloponnesian war
Peloponnesian War
  • Peloponnesian League – formed by Sparta and allies against Athens
    • 431 BC - Spartans invade Athens (war lasts 27 years)
      • People overcrowded behind city’s walls - many die of disease
      • Sparta eventually allies with Persia and captures city
        • Athens still cultural center, but never the same
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