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Battle of Marathon – Pheidippides – First Persian War

By |2018-04-23T08:03:33+00:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Miltiades' bronze helmet from the Battle of Marathon Pheidippides runs to Sparta to get help The Athenians took up a strong position in the hills around Marathon and (according to legend) sent a runner, Pheidippides (fie-DIP-ih-dees), to another Greek city, Sparta, to ask for help. Sparta had the best army in Greece, and [...]