battle of Marathon

battle of Marathon
a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians
Syn: ↑Marathon
Regions: ↑Greece, ↑Hellenic Republic, ↑Ellas
Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Battle of Marathon — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Marathon partof=the Greco Persian Wars caption=The plain of Marathon today date=September 490 BC place=Marathon, Greece result=Athenian victory territory=Persians fail to conquer Attica… …   Wikipedia

  • Marathon, Greece — Marathon Μαραθώνας The plain of Marathon today Location …   Wikipedia

  • Marathon Dam — The dam and reservoir …   Wikipedia

  • marathon — n. 1. A footrace of 26 miles 385 yards. [WordNet sense 2] [WordNet 1.5] 2. Hence: Any long and arduous undertaking, straining the endurance of the participants. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: endurance contest. [WordNet 1.5] 3. (Capitalized)a battle in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marathon Township, Michigan —   Township   …   Wikipedia

  • Marathon — For other uses, see Marathon (disambiguation). Competitors during the 2007 Berlin Marathon …   Wikipedia

  • marathon — /mar euh thon , theuhn/, n. 1. a foot race over a course measuring 26 mi. 385 yd. (42 km 195 m). 2. any long distance race. 3. any contest, event, or the like, of great, or greater than normal, length or duration or requiring exceptional… …   Universalium

  • Marathon — /mar euh thon /, n. 1. a plain in SE Greece, in Attica: the Athenians defeated the Persians here 490 B.C. 2. an ancient village that is near this plain. 3. Class. Myth. a son of Epopeus and the father of Corinthus. * * * Long distance footrace… …   Universalium

  • Battle of Thermopylae — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Thermopylae partof=the Greco Persian Wars caption=The site of the battle today. date=August 480 BC cite journal|title=Herodotus and the Dating of the Battle of Thermopylae|journal=The Classical… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Plataea — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Plataea partof=the Persian Wars caption=Map of the battlefield at Plataea date=August 27, 479 BC place=Plataea, Greece result=Decisive Greek victory. territory=Persia loses control of Attica.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”