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First Persian Invasion of Greece (-492 - -490) Greece


First Persian invasion of Greece
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Short summary The first Persian invasion of Greece, during the Persian Wars, began in 492 BCE, and ended with the decisive Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE. The invasion, consisting of two distinct campaigns, was ordered by the Persian king Darius I primarily in order to punish the city-states of Athens and Eretria. These cities had supported the cities of Ionia during their revolt against Persian rule, thus incurring the wrath of Darius. The famous Battle of Marathon was won by the Athens, who sent their famous runner to request help from Spartans.
Country then: Greece, Athens, Sparta
Country Now: Greece
Weblink http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Persian_invasion_of_Greece#Battle_of_Marathon
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Event Era: Achaemenid Empire
Miscellaneous notes: Persian wars
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