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The Greco - Persian wars were a series of conflicts from 499 BC to 449 BC between allied Greek city states and the Persian Achaemenid Empire.

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If you look at Xerxes' route, the answer is obvious: Source: Map showing the Greek world during the Greco-Persian Wars (ca. 500–479 BC). Xerxes' army moved North from Sardis, seeking alliances wi …
answered Oct 30 '13 by yannis
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Hoplite and phalangite at the time of the Persian Wars preferred a linen upper body armour called linothorax. Unfortunately, no examples have survived from ancient times, and we can't be sure for the …
answered Sep 23 '13 by yannis
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Alexander crossed the Gedrosian desert, with the main body of his army. The fleet you have in mind is the fleet raised by Nearchus to explore the Persian Gulf. According to Arrian (Anabasis, Book 6) …
answered Apr 11 '17 by yannis
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Herodotus' Histories is the primary source for the second Persian invasion of Greece, which started with the famous1 Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. Herodotus describes the battle in Book 7 (Polymnia …
answered Dec 2 '12 by yannis