On this Day: Athens Defeats Persian Army at the Battle of Marathon

Sep 12, 2008 | Posted by: findingDulcinea_SLTS | Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com

On Sept. 12, 490 B.C., an outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, and the marathon long-distance footrace was born.

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Ursula B

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Sep 12, 2008
 
Ancient history rocks!
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Aug 24, 2009
 
This web-sit helped me SOOOOOO much with my school work:)
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This thing sucked, how bout you put the author of this article on the stupid article bc i have a project due in 2 days and im not ready for it
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Sep 28, 2010
 
i dont get it -___- x3
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Sep 28, 2010
 
Harry Balsagin wrote:
This thing sucked, how bout you put the author of this article on the stupid article bc i have a project due in 2 days and im not ready for it
i agree
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May 31, 2011
 
lol
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Jun 5, 2012
 
this really sucked
bazzinga

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Jun 5, 2012
 
sorry wrong one
Mollie

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Oct 25, 2012
 
I just wanted to know why the war was started but this was good information to know.
Mollie

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Oct 25, 2012
 
Donky Kong wrote:
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wow you are so stupid why dont you do the project yourself
Mollie

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Oct 25, 2012
 
oops wrong thing
Dalton

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Apr 15, 2013
 
I LOVE Miltiades! He was such a frickin boss!
King Darius I

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May 1, 2013
 
I approve this message
Pheidippides

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May 1, 2013
 
Had a pretty solid run that day.
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May 1, 2013
 
Ursula B wrote:
Ancient history rocks!
Mate, It was a pretty far run, be respectful
King Darius I

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May 1, 2013
 
Them Greeks used hacks
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Oct 12, 2013
 
cool
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Oct 23, 2013
 
even though the athens were greatly outnumbered by the persians they didnt let it discourage them in the slightest. they formed a rank of a tightly wedged triangle and showed them that they were not to be fought down.

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