The Persian Wars: The Battle Of The Persian War

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The Persian Wars were a series of conflicts involving the Persian Empire and many Greek city-states spanning from c.499-449 BCE. The conflict began around 499 BCE when Greek city-states in Anatolia, client states of the Persian Empire, rose in open rebellion against the Empire. Following the Persian Empire defeating the rebellion in 493 BCE, numerous conflicts would be fought between Persia and the Greek city-states until 449 BCE. The Greeks ―utilizing superior training, tactics, and Persian mistakes― were ultimately able to defeat the much larger Persian Empire. Greek superiority in the Persian Wars is best illustrated by three stages of the Wars: the first invasion of the Greek mainland, the second invasion of the Greek mainland,
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The counterattack can be divided into to parts, the liberation phase and the cleansing phase. The liberation phase involved the Greek forces chasing the Persian Army then in flight and liberating the parts of Thessaly and Thrace conquered by the Persians. The Greeks were able to liberate Sestos and Byzantium; experiencing minor resistance and only using short sieges, due to the flight of the Persian forces. Following Byzantium, what remained of Sparta and its allies mostly exited the conflict, leaving Athens and most of the recently freed city-states to continue the conflict. The remaining Greek states created a new alliance, the Delian League, which was led by …show more content…
Greek strategy overcame the sheer size of the Persian Army; utilizing the terrain around them and their men, the Greeks experienced great success in places like Marathon, the Straits of Salamis, and Mycale. However, the Persian’s over reliance on the size of their forces and some crucial battlefield mistakes, like the order to assault at Plataea, greatly aided the Greeks in their

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