Indistinguishable Aspects of the Marathon Battle


Author: Nickos A. Poulianos (Anthropological Association of Greece, Greece)
Speaker: Nickos A. Poulianos
Topic: Anthropological Linguistics
COMELA 2022 General Session


Abstract

“As the wars of the previous emperors, also the Great Darius campaigns during the end of the 6th and the beginning of the 5th century BC (or before our times, as otherwise the years of these centuries are mentioned in bibliography), the primary goal of Persia was aiming to its expansion. The main Darius’ purpose was then to conquer the Scythians those living to the north of Persia. At the same time, however, the “”king of kings”” had ambitions against Greece too, including the subjugation of the (more or less) democratic cities that were developed just a few miles to the opposite of the Asian coast in the Aegean Sea.

The effective confrontation of the Persian army by the “”western”” Scythians in 512 BC, the involvement of the Thracians tribes against the troops of the Asian Empire in 492 BC, as well as the victory that followed in Marathon in 490 BC, under the leadership of the warlord Callimachus, the greatest (as I call him) Themistocles, the resourceful Miltiades, as well as the well experienced Aristides, prevented the plans of the Persian monarch. The most important consequence was the rescuing and the further development of the Athenian democracy, due to which the rapid development of the modern human civilization has taken place. The culmination of the Marathon feat with the indirect assistance ten years later of the rebelions of the Egyptians, Babylonians, etc., was the famous naval battle of Salamis in 480 BC and the following year the Battles of Plataea and Mycale.”

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