This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - The Greco-Persian Wars - Battle of Therompylae. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The second stage of the Persian War began when the Persians landed on the Greek shore with a huge army of maybe 2,000,000 men under the command of King Xeres I. An advance party of only 5,000 Greeks, Spartans and other allies, under the command of Spartan king Leonidas, held off the advancing Persian forces at the famous "Pass of Thermopylae”.
They were eventually defeated after the Persian soldiers were shown a secret mountain way around the pass, although every last Spartan fought until he was killed. With the defeat on land, the Greek fleet withdrew south after the Battle of Artemisium.
In September, Themistocles succeeded in winning a critical naval victory at the Battle of Salamis which forced the bulk of Persian troops to withdraw back to Asia. The invasion was brought to an end the following year after the Greek victory at the Battle of Plataea.
The presentation covers the following:
Preparation for War
Pass of Thermopylae
The Greeks Move
Setting up the Defenses
The Battle of Thermopylae
A Traitor Turns the Tide
Leonidas’ Fateful Decision
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Ancient Civilizations.