battle of Marathon


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Noun1.battle of Marathon - a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persiansbattle of Marathon - a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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490BC: The original Marathon was won by a breathless messenger who ran 24 miles from the scene of the Battle of Marathon to the city of Athens.
490BC: The original Marathon was "won" by a messenger who ran 24 miles from the scene of the Battle of Marathon to the city of Athens to report victory over the Persians - the story that he then dropped dead appears to be a fiction added centuries later.
Queen Nefertiti and Battle Of Marathon were the two three-year-olds in the line-up last year but they finished last and second-last, while Afternoon Sunlight and Ponfeigh were unable to do the business for the Classic generation in 2014.
John Ryan's Battle Of Marathon has run three fine races in defeat already this season but Here Comes When might just have a touch more class.
Battle Of Marathon (50-1) took third just ahead of Birdman (14-1) while the well-supported duo of Udododontu and Lord Of The Land both finished out with the washing.
John Ryan's inmate landed the first big race of the Flat two years ago in the hands of Adam Kirby, who will ride stablemate Battle Of Marathon.
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490BC: The Greeks defeated the Persians under |Darius at the Battle of Marathon.
The Battle of Marathon in Scholarship: Research, Theories and Controversies Since 1850
He also solves mysteries on the death of Stonewall Jackson, the Pearl Harbor attack, D-Day, the USS Indianapolis, Abraham Lincoln, the Battle of Marathon, Julius Caesar, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, and the Titanic.
Greek warfare; from the Battle of Marathon to the conquests of Alexander the Great.