Marathon

Considered one of history's decisive battles, Marathon was an resounding Greek victory over the Persians. Miltiades led a force of about 10,000 Athenians and 1,000 Plataeans and attacked the Persian invasion force. The Persians were defeated when both flanks of the Greeks overwhelmed the Persian wings. The Persians retreated to their ships.

Location: 
Marathon, Greece
Outcome: 
Greek decisive victory over Persians
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Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 0490
Start Year: 
490
End Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 0490
End Year: 
490
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