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Who was involved in the Persian Wars?

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Who was involved in the Persian Wars?

The Persian Wars:

The Persian Wars were a series of battles that made up two separate wars led by two separate and sequential kings of the invading armies. These wars spanned from 499 B.C.E. to 449 B.C.E.

Answer and Explanation:

The Persian Wars were fought between the Persians and the Greeks. During the first Persian War, King Darius I of Persia had vowed to burn Athens for their involvement in the Ionian revolt. The Athenians came out victorious over the Persians after the Battle of Marathon. King Xerxes I of Persia continued in his father Darius' campaign and was finally successful in burning Athens to the ground during the second Persian war bewteen the Persian's and the Greeks. The Greeks; however, defeated the Persians again.


Learn more about this topic:

The Greco-Persian Wars: Causes, Effects & Events

from HSC Ancient History: Exam Prep & Syllabus

Chapter 15 / Lesson 14
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