Battle o Marathon

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Battle o Marathon
Part of the Greco-Persie Wars
Plain of Marathon 1.jpg
The plain o Marathon today
Date August/September (Metageitnion), 490 BC
Location Marathon, Greece
Result
  • Decisive Greek victory
  • Persie forces driven oot o Greece for 10 years.[1]
Belligerents
Athens,
Plataea
Persie Empire
Commanders an leaders
Miltiades
Callimachus 
Aristides the Juist
Xanthippus (Pericles' faither)
Themistokles
Stesilaos 
Arimnestos[2]
Datis
Artaphernes
Hippias (deposed Athenian tyrant)
Strenth
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
  2. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0160%3Abook%3D9%3Achapter%3D4%3Asection%3D2
  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