Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Battle of Marathon in next to no time with this concise guide.
50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Battle of Marathon. In 490 BC, King Darius I of Persia launched an offensive against the Greeks with the aim of further expanding his territory. However, in Marathon a much smaller Greek army inflicted a decisive defeat on the Persians. This feat marked a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars, and the Battle of Marathon is one of the most famous conflicts in ancient history.
In just 50 minutes you will:
oLearn about the expansionist ambitions of the Persian Empire and the Greek uprisings that led to the conflict
oIdentify the main commanders and leaders during the battle and the impact of their decisions on its outcome
oAnalyse the consequences and significance of the Greek victory
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