|Battle of Marathon||Battle of Thermopylae||Battle of Salamis|
|Time||August/September490 BCE||August 7 or September 8-10, 480 BCE||September, 480 BCE|
|Where it was fought||Marathon Greece||Thermopylae, Greece||The Straits of Salamis|
|Who’s fighting who||AtheniansAnd Plateans
|Greek City- States||Persian Empire||Persians||Greek City-states||Achaemenid Empire|
|Miltiades the younger, Callimachus||Themistocles, Leonidas I and Demophilus||Xerxes I of Persia, Mardonius, and Hydarnes||Datis, Artaphernes||Eurybiades, Themistocles||Xerxes I of Persia, Artemisia I of Caria, and Ariabignes|
|Result||Greek victory||Persian Victory||Greek Victory|
Looking at the Persian Wars from the Greeks side, the Medicine is much as would be expected. Back then they didnt have to worry about things like .50 cals’, Grenades, RPG’s, or Nukes. The main use’s for medicine were for battle fatigue, “shell shock”, and arrow wounds. After a battle in the war, the Greek warrior Ajax, appeared to have battle fatigue. Homer described his behavior as “delusional”. Herodutus suggested combat induced mental illness; in the Battle of Marathon, particularly with the Athenian army. However, battle related abnormalities were rarely diagnosed as disease prior to the 20th century.