Before we had finished preparing for war with the Greeks, the only people in the world, do not accept the Persian king, in 487 BC. e. put an uprising broke out in Egypt. That made the Persian army to move there first.
In 486 BC. e. Darius died. He was succeeded by Xerxes, the typical oriental despot, whose own fickle desires are law. Having conquered the following year (485 BC. E.) With the help of Egypt has prepared the troops and making it Achaemenes governor of his brother, he ordered to resume preparations for the Greek campaign. On the advice of Mardonius, he enjoyed great respect, it was decided to conduct the war mainly ground forces that has once failed. Decision of Xerxes but Mardonius, had hoped a win to become governor of Greece, facilitated by the fact that the tribe Aleuadov, prevailed in Larissa (Thessaly) and seeking to acquire the entire Thessaly, appealed for help to Xerxes.
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