Section 2.2 - Salamis and Fighting for Freedom Salamis famous Naval Battle against the Persians Persian Wars 490 BC Battle of Marathon(Darius 480 BC

Section 2.2 - Salamis and Fighting for Freedom Salamis...

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Salamis and Fighting for FreedomSalamis: famous Naval Battle, against the PersiansPersian Wars490 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 BCXerxes leads Persians expeditionsLarge attempt thousands of shipsMake sure successfulTroops marched down the coast of GreecePersians marching towards AthensSpartans formed to stop the PersiansBefore they got to Athens, Salamis locatedPersians got through SpartansNaval Battle: Battle of Salamis, Persians entered city of Athens
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