Definition of Battle of Marathon

1. Noun. A battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians.

Exact synonyms: Marathon
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle Of Marathon

battle of Chickamauga
battle of Cowpens
battle of Crecy
battle of Cunaxa
battle of Cynoscephalae
battle of Hastings
battle of Hohenlinden
battle of Ipsus
battle of Issus
battle of Ivry
battle of Jutland
battle of Langside
battle of Leuctra
battle of Lule Burgas
battle of Lutzen
battle of Marathon (current term)
battle of Marston Moor
battle of Minden
battle of Navarino
battle of Omdurman
battle of Panipat
battle of Pharsalus
battle of Philippi
battle of Pittsburgh Landing
battle of Plataea
battle of Poitiers
battle of Rossbach
battle of Saratoga
battle of Sempatch

Literary usage of Battle of Marathon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"II. who fall in war; only after the battle of Marathon the BC ^31. dead, in recognition of their pre-eminent valour, were interred on the field. ..."

2. Decisive Battles of the World by Edward Shepherd Creasy, John Gilmer Speed (1899)
"EXPLANATORY REMARKS ON SOME OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE battle of Marathon. Nothing is said by Herodotus of the Persian cavalry taking any part in the ..."

3. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With by William Smith (1897)
"battle of Marathon. § 7. Movements of the Persians after the ... Effect of the battle of Marathon upon the Athenians. § 9. Glory of Miltiades. § 10. ..."

4. The Observer by Richard Cumberland (1822)
"I now propose to proceed with the history to the battle of Marathon inclusive, beyond which I shall have no occasion to follow it, and shall then resume my ..."

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