The Battle Of Marathon

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The Battle Of Marathon

  1. 1. The Battle of Marathon<br />
  2. 2. Legend of Marathon<br />The legend of marathon is that a messenger was sent from Marathon to Athens<br />To deliver the news of the victory<br />The poor guy had to the entire 25 miles which is 40km<br />He arrived in Athens and announced the good news and died of exhaustion<br />For the organizers of the first modern Olympic Games—held in Athens in 1896—it only made sense to include this insanity as part of the event<br />Olympic Games ever took place in the year 776BC. However, they back to the battle of Marathon.<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />The Battle of marathon is one of the histories that most famous military engagements <br />It is also one of the earliest recorded battles<br />In September 490BC, King Darius led his Persian army attack on Greece which resulted in the Battle of marathon<br />Their mission was to destroy the Greek states in retaliation for their support of their Ionian cousins who had revolted against Persian rule<br />The Battle is considered a defining moment in the development of European culture<br />
  4. 4. Battle<br />Many other kings from far away eyed Athens as a prize colony to add to their kingdoms<br />When the Athenians heard of this they were extremely scared<br />One city agreed to help and sent their army to Athens, however, they were weaker than others and the Athenians did not think that it would help too much<br />They were particularly hoping that Sparta help them in battle, but they were in the middle of a fetival to pray to Pan (God of nature and wildlife)—Spartans prayed to pan to help the Athenians<br />Pan heard them and promised to send a disease to afflict the Persian army<br />An Athenian general devised a war plan the night before the Persian attack that was original and had never been used before<br />The next morning, a battle began at the Battlefield of Marathon<br />The plan worked well, and the Athenians saw the Persian soldiers were breaking their ranks and nothing could get them back to order<br />When the Persian army had been worried, the disease Pan had promised suddenly attacked<br />This disease still exists today—It is called panic<br />The Persian army was easily defeated<br />

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