First Invasion of Greece (492–490 BC)
After conquering Ionia, the Persians began to plan their next moves: extinguishing the threat to their empire from Greece and punishing Athens and Eretria. The resultant first Persian invasion of Greece consisted of two main campaigns.
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... The Persian fleet next headed south down the coast of Attica, landing at the bay of Marathon, roughly 25 miles (40 km) from Athens Under the guidance of Miltiades, the general with the greatest experience of fighting the Persians, the Athenian army marched to block the two exits from the plain of Marathon ... Stalemate ensued for five days, before the Persians decided to continue onward to Athens, and began to load their troops back onto the ships ...
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