By the year 490 B.C.,the Persian Army was ready to expand their territory and move into Europe. They landed a large force on the plains of Marathon and prepared for attack.
Pheidippides, tell them we won
The Athenian general strengthen their troops flanks to trap the Persian invaders
When the Persian army come,the Greek army surround them from all sides.
After only 2 days, the Greeks defeated the Persian invader using smart military strategies.
A young runner names Pheidippides ran back to Athens to tell them of the victory.
This victory showed the Greeks that the Persians could be beaten. The following two hundred years we observed the rise of the Classical Greek civilization. the Battle of Marathon is often considered as a pivotal moment in Mediterranean and European history.