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The persians had a very large empire that was ruled by cyrus. In 522 bc Darius the great succeeds cyrus, even though they were not related whatsoever. Later, Darius killed Cyrus’s son, Bardiya. To avoid having repercussions for committing homicide, he claimed that Bardiya was just an impostor pretending to be Bardiya, and therefore protecting the civilization. His goal making the empire great again in his mind and to make the empire bigger. Darius looks for places to conquer. Darius decided to turn to the greeks to conquer them, but unfortunately for him, Greece is made up of city states, or Polises, that makes it more difficult to conquer. Darius decides to team up with the Knossians. When the persians invaded Athens, the athenians remembered how strong the persian cavalry was and hoped that the …show more content…
The idea of waiting the persians had was to psychologically scare the athenians, cowering over them in their ominous and insidious manner to weaken the athenians by scaring them, although the reason that Athens waited was so if Sparta came they wouldn’t automatically lose the battle. Eventually Athens decided to charge, but discover that the Persian cavalry is absent from the battlefield. So, the Greeks advance with a run from a mile away, and the Persians showered their arrows from where they stood. Unlike the Greeks, the Persians put their best guys in the middle, while the Athenians put their best on the outside. The Greek best fought the Persian mediocre, and were surrounded on three sides. The Persians fled to their fleet of ships because their staple weapon of this battle, the bow and arrow, were of no use whatsoever in close combat. The Greeks followed them to the ships and pulled them onto the beaches to avoid the Persians escaping. The Greeks were well aware of the Persians heading towards their home turf in Athens and beat the Persians there so they could successfully defend their

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