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Battle of Marathon

Battle of Marathon

by Earle Rice
     
 

Late in the summer of 490 BCE, a Persian invasion force landed on Gracian shores at the Bay of Marathon. At the command of King Darius I, the invaders aimed to punish the Athenians for their role against the Persain king's forces the lonian Revolt a few years earlier. The outnumbered Athenians called on nearby Sparta for help, but their sister city-state delayed

Overview

Late in the summer of 490 BCE, a Persian invasion force landed on Gracian shores at the Bay of Marathon. At the command of King Darius I, the invaders aimed to punish the Athenians for their role against the Persain king's forces the lonian Revolt a few years earlier. The outnumbered Athenians called on nearby Sparta for help, but their sister city-state delayed sending troops because of an ongoing religious festival.

Faced with a decision whether to fight a defensive holding battle while awaiting help from Sparta, or to attack the invaders right away, the Athenians elected to attack. With the help of some 1,000 warriors from neighboring Plataea, about 10,000 athenians charged a Persian army of at least twice their allies had thrust open the doorway to Greece's Golden age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612280776
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Series:
Technologies and Strategies in Battle Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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