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Conflict in the Greek World Persian Wars Persians conquered an area from Asia Minor to the border of India Controlled Ionian Greek city-states Ionians would rebel Athenians assist Persian Wars Cont. Darius I sent an army to punish Athenians Army landed at Marathon Athenian Victory Persian Wars Cont. Xerxes takes over after Darius I Sends an even larger army Sparta joins the action Small force meets Persians at Thermopylae Persians defeat Leonidas Burn Athens (nobody home) Themistocles navy defeats Persian fleet Final defeat > on land > Asia Minor Delian League Athenians and other Greek city-states form an alliance Athens strongest city-state > form an empire Other Greek city-states not happy Direct Democracy Golden age of Athens under Pericles Est. direct democracy? Stipend reform allows poor men to serve in govt. Jury? Ostracism? Peloponnesian War Sparta and others formed Peloponnesian League 27 years of war between Athens and Sparta Sparta wins why? War ends Athenian domination