Who were the Persians and what did they do?
Persians still are Persians (Iranians), many years ago some Arabs attacked Iran and changed their religion to Islam. Now days Iranian people are two kinds: Pure Persians, Arab-Persians. Currently Power of Iran is in Arab-Persians hand. ...
Asked in Ancient Wars, Ancient Greece
How many Persians died in the battle of Thermopylae?
The main historian Herodotos doesn't say anything other than 'many'. This may mean a few thousand, more or less. ...
Asked in Iran, Ancient Wars, Ancient Greece
How did the Greeks save their cities from the Persians?
Many surrendered. The other city-states banded together to resist and outfought the Persians. ...
Asked in Ancient Greece, Persian Empire
Who was the Athenian runner who spread the news of the victory over the Persians at Marathon?
Phidippides was the Athenian runner who spread the news of the victory over the Persians at Marathon. He died after giving the message in Athens. ...
Did Sparta defeat Persia?
No. The Spartans defeated about 500,000 Persians along with about 1,700 Greeks. Later on in the war, they withdrew to defend Sparta and lost the war. The Spartans alone did not fight or defeat Persians and Persian allies. Many Greek city states allied and defeated Persians in land and sea battles in two separate wars. The only Greek defeat from the most famous battles in the two separate Persian invasions was in Thermopylae. And even then, few thousand Greeks died, including plus or...
Asked in Asia, Persian Empire
What did victory over the Persians cost the Greeks?
The Greeks stood their ground and fought for their freedom against the Persians. Their victory caused the Greeks many lives. ...
Asked in War and Military History, Ancient Wars
How many hoplite soldiers died in the battle of Marathon?
According to Herodotus, Greek casualties at the Battle of Marathon were light. Only 192 Athenian hoplites and 11 Plataean hoplites died, while thousands of the invading Persians were killed. ...