Military List Of Greco-Persian Wars Battles

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List of every major Greco-Persian Wars battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Greco-Persian Wars battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Greco-Persian Wars, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Greco-Persian Wars list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Greco-Persian Wars battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Examples of battles on this list include Battle of Thermopylae and Second Persian invasion of Greece.
Battle of Artemisium is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Greco-Persian Wars Battles
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Battle of Artemisium


The Battle of Artemisium, or Battle of Artemision, was a series of naval engagements over three days during the second Persian invasion of Greece. The battle took place simultaneously with the more famous land battle at Thermopylae, in August or September 480 BC, off the coast of Euboea and was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, including Sparta, Athens, Corinth and others, and the Persian Empire of Xerxes I. The Persian invasion was a delayed response to the defeat of the first Persian invasion of Greece, which had been ended by the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon. King Xerxes had amassed a huge army and navy, and set out to conquer all of Greece. The Athenian ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Euboea, Greece

Part of: Greco-Persian Wars

Combatants: Achaemenid Empire, Greece

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Battle of Ephesus


Locations: Ephesus, Turkey

Part of: Greco-Persian Wars, Ionian Revolt

Combatants: Achaemenid Empire

Battle of Lade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Greco-Persian Wars Battles
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Battle of Lade


The Battle of Lade was a naval battle which occurred during the Ionian Revolt, in 494 BC. It was fought between an alliance of the Ionian cities and the Persian Empire of Darius the Great, and resulted in a decisive victory for the Persians which all but ended the revolt. The Ionian Revolt was triggered by the dissatisfaction of the Greek cities of Asia Minor with the tyrants appointed by Persia to rule them. In 499 BC, the then-tyrant of Miletus, Aristagoras, launched a joint expedition with the Persian satrap Artaphernes to conquer Naxos, in an attempt to bolster his position in Miletus. The mission was a debacle, and sensing his imminent removal as tyrant, Aristagoras chose to incite the ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Miletus, Turkey

Part of: Greco-Persian Wars, Ionian Revolt

Combatants: Achaemenid Empire

Battle of Marathon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Greco-Persian Wars Battles
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The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece. The Greek army decisively defeated the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars. The first Persian invasion was a response to Greek involvement in the Ionian Revolt, when Athens and Eretria had sent a force to support the cities of Ionia in their attempt to overthrow Persian rule. The Athenians and Eretrians had succeeded in capturing and burning ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Marathon, Greece

Part of: Greco-Persian Wars

Combatants: Classical Athens, Achaemenid Empire

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