Battle of Marathon

Battle of Marathon
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E-Bok
Format E-Bok
Filformat ePUB
Forlag Book On Demand
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9785510139976
Sider 307
Emne General encyclopaedias

Om Battle of Marathon

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Battle of Marathon (Greek: IA III* II a IA aIaIa I1/2I I MahA" tu MarathAnos) took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. It was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece. The first Persian invasion was a response to Greek involvement in the Ionian Revolt, when Athens and Eretria had sent a force to support the cities of Ionia in their attempt to overthrow Persian rule. The Athenians and Eretrians had succeeded in capturing and burning Sardis, but were then forced to retreat with heavy losses. In response to this raid, Darius swore to burn down Athens and Eretria. At the time of the battle, Sparta and Athens were the two largest city states.


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