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With the navy, Greece was able to go to war quickly and bring a large enough force to defeat Troy. This victory took ten years but without the large Navy, the victory would never have come because they would not have been able to move a large or young enough force to defeat Troy by going over land. This situation mirrors the U.S situation in both WWI and WWII in the Atlantic where the navy’s primary purpose was to move the land forces. Another instance of naval importance is in the battle of Thermopylae which is one of the best known land battles and last stands of the ancient world. Movies such as 300 have been made based of it and the heroic actions the 300 Spartans took in defending Greece from the la... ... middle of paper ... ...New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003.
After this Darius began a plan to conquer Greece after the support they sent the Ionian revolt. In 490BC Darius sent a fleet to conquer the Cyclades, and then attack Athens and Eretria. Quickly conquering the Eretria, the Persians burned th... ... middle of paper ... ...reeks halted though and turned and began to fight the pursuing Persians. Mardonius was killed in this attack leading to disorder among the Persian lines. Without the Athenian stand, the battle along with the victory would not have been possible at Plataea.
"You Are There- A novel set in ancient Greece revisits a key battle between Sparta and Persia". The New York Times Book Review, Nov. 1, 1998 Pressfield, Steven. Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermpoylae. New York: Doubleday
In order to win the Trojan War, the Greeks built a large-scale Horse designed to hide warriors inside. This horse was left by the Greeks as they relocated their troops, to be seen as a gift to the Trojans, and brought into the city. That night, the warriors inside the horse were to be released and open the gates of the city, allowing the troops to sack Troy by surprise. Without this strategic tactic, the Greeks attempt of winning the war, would not have been as successful. The events that led to the Trojan War began long before the war itself did.
He was chosen to lead because of the unsurpassed warring abilities the Spartans were so well known for made him perfect for the objective of stopping the Persians. Xerxes and his army landed on the Greek shores of Thermopylae sometime in the summer of 480 BC. The Persian army numbered somewhere around 100,000 to 150,000 soldiers from across the Persian Empire, most of which were slaves forced to join after they had been conquered (Robinson). Their plan was to march into the heart of Greece through the Thermopylae pass, the only path through the mountains. It was here that King Leonidas thought he had the best chance to stop the Persian advance into Greece.
The Iliad, one of Homer’s Epics, was written about a ten year war between the city of Troy and the Greek city-states. This great poem, still somewhat prevalent today in modern society, is the tale of the Trojan War. Recently the epic was recreated into a two hour film loaded with historical inaccuracies, although in some instances, does follow the Iliad fairly well. Some of the mistakes made by Hollywood are minor details, such as when the Trojans brought the gigantic wooden horse into the city of Troy. In the Iliad, gates had to be dismantled, which wasn’t shown in the movie, instead the horse was simply brought into the city.
Mortal start of the war When Menelaus found out what had happened he wa... ... middle of paper ... ....com/question/what-happened-to-paris-after-the-trojan-war>. http://archive.archaeology.org/0405/etc/troy.html http://archive.archaeology.org/0405/etc/troy.html "OENONE : Naiad Nymph of the River Cebren in the Troad | Greek mythology, Oinone." OENONE : Naiad Nymph of the River Cebren in the Troad | Greek mythology, Oinone. N.p., n.d. Web.