What does battle of marathon mean?

battle of marathon meaning in General Dictionary

a struggle in 490 BC when the Athenians and their particular allies defeated the Persians

Sentence Examples with the word battle of marathon

Sparta had despatched an army in 490 to aid Athens in repelling the armament sent against it by Darius under the command of Datis and Artaphernes: but it arrived after the battle of Marathon had been fought and the issue of the conflict decided.

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