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September 12, 490 BC: Athens Wins the Battle of Marathon

Lecture no. 22 from the course: This Day in History

September 12, 490 BC: Athens Wins the Battle of Marathon

| 05 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

One of the most famous military matchups of Ancient History was that of the Battle of Marathon, where a vastly outnumbered Athenian army managed to emerge victorious. Join a noted historian to understand how this happened.


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