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Commemorative Stamp of Battle of Marathon

28 Sep 2021  Tue

The Battle of Marathon; was fought on September 490 CE, between Greek and invading forces of the Persian king Darius I. This battle was part of the first Persian invasion of Greece.

Battle of Marathon took place on Marathon plain of north-eastern, and it is marked as the first blows of the Greco-Persian War. This battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece.

The Greek army inflicted a crushing defeat on the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars. The Battle of Marathon took place because the Persian Army wanted to defeat a Greek city that supported the uprising in Ionia. The Greek army defeated the Persian and won this battle.

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