Battle of Marathon

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  • King Darius, will our plan to conquer Greek city states really work?
  • Athens prepare for battle!
  • Wow only one Athenian, this should be easy!
  • In 490 B.C. Persia had a plan to conquer Greek city-states. Their commanding officer was King Darius and he decided to start the battle off in Athens.
  • Athens and Persia lined up to prepare for battle east of Athens on the plain of Marathon. The Athenian commander was named Miltiades.
  • The Athenians were greatly outnumbered. To every Athenian, there were three Persians.
  • Victory for Athens!
  • This war was fought both on land and on the water, but most of it was on land. The Athenians used the water to escape and get supplies.
  • We need more swords
  • The Athenians won the battle after it lasted for only a few days.
  • Something unique is at the end of the war, a messenger named Pheidippides ran nearly 25 miles to Athens to deliver the news of the victory.
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