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What was the difference between the Greek soldiers and the Persian soldiers?

What was the difference between the Greek soldiers and the Persian soldiers?

The Persians relied heavily on missile troops, light infantry and light cavalry whereas the Greeks were resolutely entrenched in the slower-moving, heavy infantry tactics of hoplite warfare.

Did the Battle of Thermopylae make a difference in the Persian wars?

Spartans hold back Persian forces at Anopaea, a single-file pass near Thermopylae. While the Battle of Thermopylae was technically a defeat for the Greek coalition, it was also a conquest. It marked the beginning of several important Greek victories against the Persians and represented a morale shift among the Greeks.

What advantages did the Greeks have over the Persians at Thermopylae?

The Greeks were able to surround the Persians, and with superior weapons and hand to hand combat skills, the Greeks won.

How did the Battle of Thermopylae help the Greeks?

All 300 were killed in the final stage of the Battle of Thermopylae, but the heroic stand at Thermopylae allowed the Greek’s to organize their forces and come up with a plan to defeat the Persians. THE BATTLE OF SALAMIS Xerxes and the Persian army moved south to Athens and burned the city.

How did Xerxes escape from the Battle of Thermopylae?

This was the same strategy they had used in the land battle at Thermopylae. The Greeks had smaller, more maneuverable ships. The Greeks destroyed the larger Persian fleet, leaving the Persian Army trapped in Greece. While Xerxes escaped back to Persia, most of his army was trapped in Greece.

What did ephialties tell the Persians at Thermopylae?

A Greek named Ephialties told the Persians of a goat path that went around the mountains at Thermopylae. This route would allow Xerxes to send part of his army around the Greeks and attack from behind. The Greeks learned of the traitor Ephialties act, and eventually, he was captured and killed.

Why was there a gap between Salamis and Thermopylae?

George Cawkwell suggests that the gap between Thermopylae and Salamis was caused by Xerxes’ systematically reducing Greek opposition in Phocis and Boeotia, and not as a result of the Battle of Thermopylae; thus, as a delaying action, Thermopylae was insignificant compared to Xerxes’ own procrastination.