Why did the Greeks and Persians go to war?

Also why did the Greeks ultimately win and how can we account for Persia’s defeat (given that they were the more powerful force going into the conflict)? Could you explain your answer and support your position using specific examples?

Asked By: Elvin - 2/26/2008
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The Greeks and the Persians went to war because of growing tension along the border between the two civilizations in Asia Minor. (The Greeks built colonies on the Aegean coastline, which they called "Ionia"; the Persians had cities and settlements in the interior... More
Answered By: Jordan D - 2/26/2008
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Idk i am only 12 but just wathch the movie ''300'' and hopefully that will help you, or go to wikipedia look up((whatever the war was called)) and it would tell you
Answered By: chad g - 2/26/2008
Persia's leader, Xerxes, son of Darius, was raised to hate Greeks because of the history of war between the nations... More
Answered By: robe - 2/26/2008
Persia wanted to conquer more land so it went after Greece. Also, Athens burned down a Persian provincial city before hostilities started... More
Answered By: Roderick F - 2/26/2008
The Greeks persevered over Persian forces when Alexander the Great furthered Hellenism by his conquests .Good luck ! :0)
Answered By: HOPLITE2501 - 2/26/2008
The Persian Wars. The Greeks won because they were considerably small, but had better trained soldiers, and brighter startegos.
Answered By: Joe - 2/26/2008
Herodotus, the famous Greek writer (the father of history) spent his life traveling the known world to determine the answer to the greatest question of the time: Why did the Greeks and Persians fight each other... More
Answered By: fallenaway - 2/26/2008
The Greeks had also been defeated at Athens many years ago by Persians and hated them for that 'cause the did not know how so barbians had defeated them.
Answered By: Reshma - 1/2/2014
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