Learning about some of the significant events in history is certainly important. That is why history is part of the curriculum in educational programs anyway. Others think that it seems pointless as most people being talked about there are already dead. However, it is essential to have ideas on how particular circumstances took place. In fact, the wars and situations that happened before have affected the present life too.

Something you might want to discover are what occurred during the days of battles between Greeks and Persians. Learn about it on this brief summary to Greek Persian Wars and its events. You never know this might be a significant topic to be tackled later on in your history class perhaps. Moreover, understanding what ancestors have done before is surely worth being aware of.

Greek states and Persian Empire had tremendous conflicts during the olden times. It somehow occurred during four hundred ninety to four hundred seventy nine BC. Some of its occurrences may be too vague to understand yet what contributed to most of the knowledge of people is based from Herodotus and his historical writings. That clearly implies that writing down occurrences is certainly helpful.

It somehow started during the ruling Darius I in which he included Egypt and Western Asia to the Empire. Not everyone agreed to that rule of Darius especially the Greeks which led them to revolt. The ones that helped in that aspect include Eretria and Athens. When Darius knew about it, he gave a punishment to those by adding Greece too. Persians were actually quite successful before like in conquering Thrace or Macedon. However, a brutal storm stopped them.

There was Artaphernes as well as Datis who both conquered Eretria. Of course, Athens was their next target yet things have become unsuccessful for them afterward. Athenian armies, which were about ten thousand people, had fought them hard until they got defeated with the help of thousand men from Plataea. Athenians might be somehow outnumbered on this case but it was the strategic plan of Miltiades that achieved this.

Darius never gave up by the way while planning for the powerful third expedition. It took long enough to continue those plans that he already died at the end. However, Xerxes I continued his legacy since he has been his successor or son. On the other hand, the wall is being strengthened within Athens due to Themistocles. This is how the Themistoclean wall has been formed.

There were new political alterations being established already especially within the rule of Themistocles. What happened too is that Xerxes had reached Greece along with his huge navy and army. The Thermopylae pass had been defended by Spartan Leonidas and his team yet they all died fighting the Persians instead of fleeing from battle. Thus, Persians took over the whole city of those Athenians.

Themistocles had another brilliant idea that those Greeks had become victorious once again. With that victory in mind, the whole event is what caused Athens in being such a strong city state. In other words, they continued to enhance their skills in fighting effectively for justice.


It sure is a long journey that you would be shocked how they all managed to do such things. Things are very different before from now especially in battling one another. What remains true is that everything is constantly changing.