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Salamis and Fighting for FreedomSalamis: famous Naval Battle, against the PersiansPersian Wars•490 BC- Battle of Marathon (Darius)•480 BC- Battle of Salamis (Xerxes)Persians tried twice to conquer the GreeksGreece was geographically a natural place for the Persian Empire to conquerPersians believe it would be easy to conquer the GreeksFirst attempt 490 BCMarathon (26.2 miles)- term came from the BattleThe Distance between the town of Marathon and city of AthensPersians landed right on the town of Marathon, Greeks defeated Persians, runner ran from Marathon to Athens to tell of the victoryPersians try again in 480 BC•Xerxes leads Persians expeditions•Large attempt thousands of ships•Make sure successful•Troops marched down the coast of Greece•Persians marching towards Athens•Spartans formed to stop the Persians•Before they got to Athens, Salamis located•Persians got through Spartans•Naval Battle: Battle of Salamis, Persians entered city of Athens•
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Battle of Thermopylae, Persians, Battle of Salamis