Clash of the Titans: The Persian Wars. Previously…. 500 BC: A rebellion against Darius in Ionia is supported by the Greek city-state of Athens 492 BC: Darius launches an invasion of Greece 490 BC: The Greeks and the Persians meet at the Battle of Marathon. The Contenders. The Persians.
Xerxes tried to cross the Hellespont, a strait of water between Europe and Asia