The Persian Wars
A long time ago Croesus the king of Lydia took over the Greek colonies on the east
coast of Asia Minor (Turkey). Croesus was a kind and fair ruler so the Greeks did not really
mind. But around 546 BC King Croesus and his empire was overthrown by Cyrus the Great
who was Persian.
About fifty years later Asia Minor revolted against Persia. The rebellion was assisted by
Athens. The rebellion was successful.
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rear. There was nothing left between
the Persians and Athens so the Persians plundered and destroyed the abandoned city.
The next battle that took place was when the Persian fleet tried to pursue the Greek fleet
at the Battle of Salamis. The Persians did not stand a chance in that battle and lost. All the
Persian forces left in Greece were defeated a year later at the Battle of Plataea and Greece won