The Battle of Marathon

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  • In the beginning, Athens lined up on top of a hill to over see and line up in formation to go against the Persians. There commander Miltiades. They fought so that they could keep their freedom.
  • As the Athenians were arriving, so did the Persians with their commanding officer Datus.
  • For several days, the Athenians waited until the Persians made a move.
  • Eventually the Persians got impatient and started to board their ships. The Athenians saw this as their chance and charged.
  • The Persians had their strongest troops aboard first so the Athenians caught them off guard and easily vanquished them. Athens easily defeated them in the land battle of Marathon
  • In the end, Athens won against the Persians. It only took them a couple of days. The Athenian army sent a runner to Athens to tell them the good news. Victory was his final word.
  • Thank you to these sources History.com Staff. "Battle of Marathon." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 28 Feb. 2017. <http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/battle-of-marathon> and "The Battle of Marathon, 490 BC." The Battle of Marathon, 490 BC. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2017. <http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/marathon.htm>.
  • Tell them the good news!!
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