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Persian Invasion of Greece..

War Name : Persian Invasion of Greece..

Date(s) : 0480 bc - 0479 bc


Xerxes I led an invasion force which defeated the Greeks on land at Thermopylae. The Greeks were superior at sea in the battle of Salamis, after which Xerxes returned to Asia Minor.The Persian land forces, under Mardonius, were defeated at Plataea in 479 bc. With another major defeat of the Persian fleet at Cape Mycale near Samos the threat of Persian invasion was removed.

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