The Battle of Marathon

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  • The Battle of Marathon
  • The Battle of Marathon
  • The Battle of Marathon
  • The Athenians wait in the hills above the plain of marathon. Waiting for the Persians to move forward and attack. The Athenian general Miltiades tells the men to wait. On the other hand Darius the persian general waits for the Athenians to attack.
  • The Battle of Marathon
  • Miltiades realizes that Darius forces are leaving to go and attack Athens while the are standing up on the hill. He realizes that he needs a quick victory to go home and defend Athens too.
  • The Battle of Marathon
  • Miltiades and the Athenian army attack. The Athenians have a very quick victory in just 90 minutes. They start to celebrate at first, but realize that they must move quickly.
  • The Battle of Marathon
  • Militates gathers up his men and they run home to Athens to defend it from the Persians. They run as fast as they could in full armor which weighs a lot, so it is very hard.
  • The Athenians beat the Persians to the beach and the Persian king Darius just realized what has happened. That half of his men just died very quickly and that is how the Athenians got here so early.
  • Darius decides to retreat instead of fighting again. The Athenians celebrate for beating the Persians. The Athenian soldiers talk about the battle and how tired they are.
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