It didn’t help them as it failed in its purpose. Athens had been evacuated, and the Persians looted and burned the city in reparation for the Athenians having been involved in the burning of the Persian provincial capital of Sardis READ MORE
Militarily it was an insignificant part of a 50-year war. Symbolically it was a story of selfless sacrifice when the Spartan and Thespian contingents at Thermopylai stayed behind to cover the withdrawal of the remainder of the Greek forces from READ MORE
The Huns moved from Asia (possibly to the north of China) westward, driving the eastern European Goths and Vandals into central and western Europe. The Roman Empire tried to absor these peoples, but was effectively absorbed by them. The Huns READ MORE
The Persian army directed by their king Xerxes I.
The battle of Salamis in 480 BCE was part of the invasion of mainland Greece by the Persian Empire. It was fought by the southern Greek city-states to destroy the Persian fleet and so remove its threat to their cities. READ MORE
Persia invaded peninsular Greece to incorporate it within its empire in an attempt to bring peace to the Greek world and so stop Greek wars spilling over into its empire. Its force included a powerful navy which threatened the Greek READ MORE
The outcome of the Pompey/Caesar civil war was one of the final nails in the republic’s coffin. After the defeat of Pompey and Cato, Caesar began his marathon of dictatorship titles and took control of the government. Although already in READ MORE
The plain of Marathon , Greece .
Legend has it that Menelaos king of Sparta wanted to recover his wife Helen and the property she took with her when she ran off to Troy with prince Paris of Troy. Menelaos appealed to his brother king Agamemnon of READ MORE