Second Persian War
By: John Heo

The second Persian war of Greece (480–479 BC) occurred during the Greco Persian Wars, as King Xerxes I of Persia sought to conquer all of Greece. The Athenians and Spartans led the Greek resistanc
The red lines are showing how did the Persian move in the Second Persian War.
The red lines are showing how did the Persian move in the Second Persian War.
e, with 70 city-states joining the ally. “The invasion began in the spring of 480 BC.” There were 517610 ships and 2317610 total land and sea forces from Asia. There was in all 2641610 grand total of unit in the second Persian War. Based on Persian records, there were 800,000 people of the total number of the army that was assembled by Xerxes. The Greeks were fighting on their home territory they didn’t need a standing army since they could just make one if they needed them. There were many battles with the allies and the Persians. Also the main battle was at Plataea. At last the Greeks defeated the Persians and won the Second Persian War. Although the Greeks won they were worried that Xerxes would try again. “Over the next 30 years, the Greeks, primarily the Athenian-dominated Delian League, would expel the Persians from Macedon, Thrace, the Aegean islands and Ionia.”


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