The Battle Of Marathon Battle Analysis

In 490 BC, 10,000 Greek warriors charged against the opposing Persian army, composed of 25,000 soldiers. These soldiers were fighting for everything they loved, their land, country, family, even the world. King Darius had to destroy the Greeks to continue his Western expansion, but the Athenians wouldn't let that happen. Most Greek city states surrendered when Persian messengers asked them to, except for the opposing Athenians and Spartans, who killed the messengers. This meant war against the Persians. The Persians used conflict to force others to compromise and give their land to them and help them grow as the world's largest empire. Athens’s refusal to compromise their land to the Persians causes violent conflict in the form of war between …show more content…
A man named Miltiades took control of a small area in Persia as a local leader (Rice). Darius soon promoted him to one of his generals because he saw potential in him (Rice). Miltiades was very good at manipulating people to get them to give him power. His plan was to betray and kill King Darius (Rice). That would have made him the Emperor of Persia, making him the most powerful man in the world, at the time. Some people found out and told Darius about the plan (Deering). As a result Darius wanted to kill him. Miltiades escaped and decided to go help the Ionians in their rebellion in the year 492 BC (Rice). After losing the Ionian revolt Miltiades made it back to Athens where he became a general. The Ionians put up a fight and destroyed a couple …show more content…
A few days after the Persians left the Spartans showed up and praised the Athenians (Fitzgerald). This is probably for being able to defeat someone with more than twice as much men as them. People heard about it everywhere and it helped them realize that the Persians were vulnerable and could lose (Staff). The battle marked the start of the beginning of the downfall of Persia according to some historians (Staff). This was a major achievement, no one thought the Persians could be stopped. They stopped Persian expansion and made them depressed (Staff). The battle has now inspired people for thousands of

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