Battle o Marathon

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Battle o Marathon
Pairt o the Greco-Persie Wars
Plain of Marathon 1.jpg
The plain o Marathon today
DateAugust/September (Metageitnion), 490 BC
LocationMarathon, Greece
38°07′46″N 23°58′29″E / 38.129426°N 23.974714°E / 38.129426; 23.974714
  • Decisive Greek victory
  • Persie forces driven oot o Greece for 10 years.[1]
Persie Empire
Commanders an leaders
Aristides the Juist
Xanthippus (Pericles' faither)
Hippias (deposed Athenian tyrant)
9,000–10,000 Athenians,
1,000 Plataeans
25,000 infantry an 1,000 cavalry (modren estimates)[1]
100,000+ airmed oarsmen an sailors (arranged as reserve truips thay saw little action, maistly defendin the ships)
600 triremes
50+ horse-carriers
200+ supply ships
Casualties an losses
192 Athenians,
11 Plataeans (Herodotus)
1,000–3,000 deid (modren estimates)[3]
6,400 deid
7 ships destroyed (Herodotus)
4,000–5,000 deid (modren estimates)[3]
Battle o Marathon is locatit in Greece
Battle o Marathon
Location o the battle o Marathon

The Battle o Marathon (Greek: Μάχη τοῦ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) teuk place in 490 BC, during the first Persie invasion o Greece. It wis focht atween the ceetizens o Athens, aidit bi Plataea, an a Persie force commandit bi Datis an Artaphernes. The battle wis the culmination o the first attempt bi Persie, unner Keeng Darius I, tae subjugate Greece. The Greek airmy decisively defeatit the mair numerous Persies, merkin a turnin pynt in the Greco-Persie Wars.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 100 Battles, Decisive Battles that Shaped the World, Dougherty, Martin, J., Parragon, p.12
  3. 3.0 3.1 Krentz, Peter, The Battle of Marathon (Yale Library of Military History), Yale Univ Press, (2010) p. 98

Coordinates: 38°07′05″N 23°58′42″E / 38.11806°N 23.97833°E / 38.11806; 23.97833