490 BCE

The Persians Invade the Greece Mainland

This was a war of revenge against the Greeks for "daring to stop the Persians' imperial advance"

Darius became the Persian leader

Darius's fleet had been sent to conquer some nearby islands and were then ordered to move on to take Athens

Miltiades soon became the Athenian general

Heard about the Persian plan

An Athenian surprise attack drove the Persians back with heavy losses