What Is The Battle Of Marathon

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In 499BC, the Persians attacked Greece mainland but they were defeated and pushed out of mainland Greece, this was The Battle of Marathon. In 480BC, The Persians decided that they needed to expand their empire and to do so they had to come back to attack the Greeks again. This time nothing would stop them, at least that’s what they thought. The Persians poured into Greece and lit Athens on fire while stealing their valuable goods, the Greeks quickly fled to Salamis leaving behind only the sick and infirmed which were killed by the Persians as the others left. The Greeks had no other option but to turn to their secret weapon, Themistocles. The Greeks were traveling in their ships while arguing about what their strategy was until Themistocles
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