Battle of Marathon Facts

In 490 BC ancient Greece was under attack by the seemingly unstoppable Persian Empire. In August or September of 490 BC the Persians sent their fleet down the coast of Greece to attack the Greek city-state of Athens. The Persians landed approximately 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) north of Athens at the bay of Marathon where they were met by the Greek army. Greatly outnumbered the Greek warriors would emerge victorious winning what many historians call one the most important battles in history. In the facts listed below you will discover just why this battle is considered so important, how the outnumbered Greeks won, and other interesting information about this battle.

Interesting Battle of Marathon Facts

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