Battle of Thermopylae (480 B.C.)
The battle of the Greek-Persian War became famous for the heroic sacrifice of the Spartan soldiers.
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The marathon running event was instituted in commemoration of the run of a Greek soldier after the Battle of Marathon, fought between the Athenian and the...
The phalanx formation was a military formation of the Greek heavy infantry.
Ancient Greek heavy infantryman.
Ancient Persian monarchs were famous for the size of their empire and their wealth.
The excellent archers were feared members of the Persian army
The Greek fleet owed their success to their good tactics and their fast and easily maneuverable ships.
A bireme is a type of ancient warship, with a characteristic pointed bow and two decks of oars, used by many armies.
King Darius as well as Xerxes built pontoon bridges across the Bosphorus for the Persian army.
The battle ended with the overwhelming victory of the Macedonian army over the Persian army led by Darius III.
Place the sites of notable battles in history on a blank map.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.