Should the first Persian invasion of Greece be considered a Persian success?

Duke Valentino

Ad Honorem
Jul 2017
2,340
Australia
Could you explain how the Persians were fielding 350,000 soldiers, plus logistical aid (people, food, water, horses etc.) for the second invasion?
 

tomar

Ad Honoris
Jan 2011
14,102
Could you explain how the Persians were fielding 350,000 soldiers, plus logistical aid (people, food, water, horses etc.) for the second invasion?
I assume this would include all the sailors in the combined persian fleet.....

Foot soldiers at Platea were no more than 100 000 and even this number is highly suspect...... circa 60 000 is more likely
 
Mar 2018
896
UK
The defeat of salamis had been a very great shock for the Achemenid empire and show the superiority of Greek hoplite over the Persian footman.
Curious to know how a naval battle showed the superiority of one sort of footman over an other.
 
Sep 2014
987
Texas
I would not consider it a success. The Scythians threw a scare into him, and he had one hell of an army following him. Shadow of Tomyris scared him off?