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How long did the Persian war last?

Last Updated: 29th June, 2020

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The Persian Wars (sometimes known as the Greco-Persian Wars) were a series of conflicts between Greek city-states and the Persian Empire, beginning in 502 BCE and running some 50 years, until 449 BCE.

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Also asked, when did the Persian War start and end?

The Greco-Persian Wars (also often called the Persian Wars) were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire and Greek city-states that started in 499 BC and lasted until 449 BC.

Likewise, how did the Persian War end? Although the Persian invasion was ended by the battles at Plataea and Mycale, fighting between Greece and Persia continued for another 30 years. The league had mixed success, and in 449 bce the Peace of Callias finally ended the hostilities between Athens and its allies and Persia.

Similarly one may ask, how long did the Peloponnesian war last?

10 years

How did the Persian war start?

The Greco-Persian Wars were two conflicts that occurred between 490 and 479 BCE and pitted the Persian Empire against the Greek city-states. The conflict began after Athens and Eretria gave assistance to the Ionians in their rebellion against Persia and its ruler, Darius.

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