Marathon battle

Marathon battle

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  • Do you hear that?
  • This doesn't sound good.
  • Call the army!
  • Oh nooo
  • Almost 2500 years ago in 490 B.C. on the Shores of Marathon, the Persians decided to try and overtake Greece. This would be the first ever battle between the Persians and Athenians.
  • When the Persians first arrived, they felt confident in their army, because their leaders Datis, Artaphernes, and Hippias were so strong.
  • Battle of Marathon. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016. "30 Interesting Facts About Battle of Marathon." Facts Legend. N.p., 15 May 2014. Web. 01 Mar. 2016.
  • But right as they felt confident they saw Miltades, Callimachus, Aristides, Xanthipus, Themistocles, and Stesilaos, they became scared but still wanted to fight.
  • The Persians and Athenians fought hard for 1 full month. The Persians wanted their land bad, but The Athenians were strong and held them off.
  • The Greeks had done it! they had won and the Persians were forced to stay off of the Greeks land for 10 more years.
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