Battle of Marathon


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  • Welcome to Athens, Greece
  • I wanna conquer Greece to expand my empire
  • Yes my lord, I will alert your army
  • Today I will be talking about the Battle of Marathon that took place at Athens, Greece.
  • It all started when Athens sent troops to another Greek city-state to help them rebel. The Persian King, Darius was angry. So he sent his troops to conquer Greece.
  • So he sent about 20,000 troops to Greece in order to stop Greece from interfering with his Empire
  • They arrived at the Bay of Marathon, only a short distance from Athens. For several days the Persians waited for the Athenians to advance.
  • The Athenians however did not take the bait. They only had 10,000 soldiers compared to the 20,000 soldiers of Persia. So they stayed up in the hills overlooking the plain
  • The Persian Commander got tired of waiting, so he put all his troops back on the boat and tried to sail to another way into Athens. But Athens soon figured out and attacked while they were boarding the ships. The rest of the ships sailed to Athens but then they saw the Athenian army there waiting for them so King Darius' army retreated back to Persia
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