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The Persian Wars

The Persian Wars Vocabulary

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an open-plain near the ocean where a runner dropped dead to report the Greeks victory against the Persian army Marathon
a giant empire that rules over Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and parts of India and Europe Persia
the city-state who agreed to help fight against the Persian army for Ionia Athens
the king of Sparta who was slaughtered in the battle of Thermopylae Leonidas
the king of Persia Xerxes
the Athenian politician the lead the Athenian navy and leader of the battle of Thermopylae and Salamis Themistocles
the elite soliders of the persian army The Immortals
Greek foot soliders hoplites
war ships with three rows of oarsmen triremes
a peninsula between the Aegean Sea, Black Sea, and the Mediterranean , and location of modern-day Turkey Asia Minor
the last official battle of the Persian wars Plataea
the battle where Themistocles trick the Persians to go to an island off the coast of Athens Salamis
the second battle of the persian war Thermopylae
The Battle between Athens and Persia in Ionia of the Asia Minor, Athens causes massive damage which causes Darius mad! Ionian Revolt
Created by: brm96 on 2011-05-16



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