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  CalendarHome.com - 490 BC - Calendar Encyclopedia
Phidippides runs 40 kilometers from Marathon to Athens to announce the news of the Persian victory; origin of the marathon long-distance race.
Phidias, Greek sculptor (+ circa 430 BC) (estimated date).
Zeno of Elea, Greek philosopher (+ circa 430 BC) (estimated date).
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  Battle of Marathon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Battle of Marathon (490 BC) was the culmination of King Darius I of Persia's first major attempt to conquer the remainder of the Greeks and add them to the Persian Empire, thereby securing the weakest portion of his Western border.
With the failure of the Ionian Revolt (499 BC - 494 BC), Darius was intent on subjugating the Greeks and punishing them for their part in the revolt.
To accomplish the second, Darius's army, now led by Artaphernes, son of a satrap of Sardis, and Datis, a Median admiral (Mardonius had been injured in the prior attack), was dispatched in early September 490 BC to land at the Bay of Marathon and threaten an overland attack towards Athens.
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 Mardonius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
479 BC) was a Persian commander during the Persian Wars with Greece in the 5th century BC.
After the Ionian Revolt, Mardonius was sent in 492 BC to punish Athens for assisting the Ionians.
He was relieved of command by Darius, who appointed Datis and Artaphrenes to lead the invasion of Greece in 490 BC, and were defeated at the Battle of Marathon.
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 Artaphernes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was he who received the embassy from Athens sent probably by Cleisthenes in 497 BC, and subsequently warned the Athenians to receive back the "tyrant" Hippias.
In 492 he was superseded in his satrapy by Mardonius (Herodotus V. 25, 30-32, 35, andc.; Diod.
His son, of the same name, was appointed, together with Datis, to take command of the expedition sent by Darius to punish Athens and Eretria for their share in the Ionian revolt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Artaphernes   (221 words)

 Classical Greek History Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
433 BC Sparta and the Peloponnesian League is established as a counter to the Athenian-dominated Delian League.
Plato (428-347 BC), philosopher and student of Socrates, is born.
332 BC Alexander goes to Egypt, founds the city of Alexandria, is declared a son of Amon, and becomes the ruler of Egypt.
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The founder of this philosophy was Xenophanes [570-470 B.C.].
Empedocles [492-432 B.C.] of Acragas [Agrigentum] in Sicily was a contemporary of Protagoras and Socrates.
Anaxagoras [500-428 B.C.] was born in Clazomenae of Asia Minor, a contemporary of both Empedocles and Leucippus.
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 Encyclopedia: Fifth century BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Aeschylus of Athens, playwright (525 - 456 BC).
Sophocles of Athens, playwright (496 - 406 BC).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 - 399 BC).
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Hesiod: 6th century, BC, fl ~700BC., from Boetia, in central Greece.
Early empirical tendency, substituting physical explanation for myth (as in the insight that the rainbow is not a goddess, Iris, but the effect of sunlight upon water in the air).
Rejected the idea that the physical universe could be explained by descent from one archaic element, but supposed an unlimited number: (flesh, for instance, comes from the qualities inherent in flesh, not from something else, and so on for all substances).
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 History of Syracuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Syracuse was settled about 734 BC by Corinthians led by the aristocrat Archias.
498 -491 BC The Syracusans were defeated by Hippocrates of Gela, a city lying to the west.
275/4-216 BC Hieron II The attack on Messana by Syracuse under a new leader, Hiero II, caused the intervention of Rome, with whom Hiero came to terms that called for Syracuse to pay tribute and provide grain to the Romans.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /syracuse-history.htm   (1667 words)

 Pyramids in the Pacific- Chapter 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
BC, a high level of culture had been reached in the Aegean area, its epicentre being the Minoan civilisation on the island of Crete.
BC, resulting in the establishment of the Greek city of Naucratis on the western channel of the Nile River.
His first invasion fleet was wrecked off Mt. Athos in 492 BC but his second expedition crossed the Aegean Sea in 490 BC and sacked Eretria, enslaving the population.
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 490 BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Phidippides runs 40 kilometers from Marathon to Athens to announce the news of the Athenian victory; origin of the marathon long-distance race.
Phidias, Greek sculptor (+ circa 430 BC) (estimated date).
Zeno of Elea, Greek philosopher (+ circa 430 BC) (estimated date).
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/490_BC   (179 words)

 Ancient Greek Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Athenian armada was destroyed in 413 BC, and the captives were sold into slavery.
In 405 BC the whole remaining Athenian fleet of 180 triremes was captured in the Hellespont at the battle of Aegospotami.
Besieged by land and powerless by sea, Athens could neither raise grain nor import it, and in 404 BC its empire came to an end.
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 Hoplite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The rise of the Persians from a minor kingdom on the edge of the Assyrian Empire to the rulers of western Asia and Egypt would dominate the political atmosphere of Greece and the western Mediterranean for the three hundred years from the mid-6th century until being conquered by Alexander of Macedon.
492 BC saw the Persian aggression end when the majority of the Persian fleet was destroyed in a storm near the Mount Athos peninsula.
Alexander's death in 323 BC was followed by the division of his empire into successor states ruled by the marshals of his army.
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 Meadowlark Festival May 17 - 21, 2007 - Explore, Experience, Discover...
The Meadowlark Festival on the May long weekend is a celebration of the unique wildlife and habitats found in Penticton and surrounding areas.
More than 100 distinct types of wildlife habitat are home to some of the most diverse and rare assemblages of plant and animal species in BC and Canada.
The Meadowlark Festival is organized by the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance (OSCA) and was initiated to encourage people of all ages to experience, discover and explore our natural environment.
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 Ancient Greek Coins
Don't let the quantity we offer fool you - these are rare coins, not seen very often - because of their size they were not often hoarded, and good examples are rare and hard to find.
Koson was one of the Thracian Kings at that time (very little is known about him but for the fact that he survived the civil wars and died in 29 BC), and it was under his authority that these coins were issued.
The style of the coin is completely Roman, though - the obverse (with the senator) copies the issue of Brutus' denarii from 54 BC (Crawford 431-433) - the senator depicted is the great M. Junius Brutus, the ancestor of the Caesar's murderer, who expelled Tarquins from Rome in 509 BC.
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 List of state leaders in 500 BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Egypt (Twenty-Seventh Dynasty) - Darius I, Pharaoh of Egypt (521 BC-486 BC)
India (Magadhan Empire) - Bimbisara, Shishunagan ruler (544 BC-491 BC)
Macedon (Argead Dynasty) - Amyntas I, King of Macedon (547 BC-498 BC)
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_state_leaders_in_500_BC   (202 words)

 Internal representation of the DATE datatype   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For example, the byte pair 96,8 would represent the year 492 BC (the year of the battle of Marathon).
Because this dump was taken on a machine with a little-endian architecture, the bytes are reversed and should be read as 7,210 or 0x7D2, which is decimal 2002.
The corresponding bytes for 492 BC would be 20,254.
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 Cyprus Chronology
c.7500 BC The first known domesticated cat in the world is buried at the Neolithic village of Shillourokambos in Cyprus 4000 years before similar burials are known in Egypt.
c.1675 BC Aphrodite Zeia Kypris is born to Zeus and Dione.
c.1000-600 BC Euclus foretells of the birth of Homer to Themisto a native of Salamis.
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 490s BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
490s BC Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC
Decades: 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC - 450s BC - 440s BC
499 BC 498 BC 497 BC 496 BC 495 BC 494 BC 493 BC 492 BC 491 BC 490 BC
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 Ancient Greek Battles Of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemisium, and Salamis
September 10, 490 BC This battle was an underdog victory for the ancient Greeks.
Prologue to 480 BC After the Persian failure of September 10, 490 BC, Persian king Darius I decides on a full scale invasion of Greece but is forced to quell rebellion in Egypt and dies in 486 BC before invading Greece again.
In 480 BC this happened in September instead of August, due to the proximity of the solstice and the full moon in December 481 BC.
www.geocities.com /caesarkevin/battles/Greekbattles1.html   (4712 words)

 Marathon 490 Bc: The First Persian Invasion of Greece (Campaign, 108)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
No one can argue that the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC - where Greeks defeated the first Persian invasion of their land - was a historically important action.
Marathon 490 BC begins with short sections on the origins of the campaign, opposing commanders, opposing armies and opposing plans.
Marathon 490 BC includes three 3-D "Birds Eye View" maps (the Battle of Marathon in three phases - deployment, Greek charge and Persian rout), and five 2-D maps (the Aegean in 499-492 BC, the campaign in the Cyclades, the campaign of Marathon, the plain of Marathon in 490 BC, and Marathon today).
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Warfare before the early 5th century BC was restricted mainly to border skirmishes between neighboring Greek states.
The actual campaigning was normally carried out between March and October when the weather facilitated troop movement over mountainous terrain, and was broken off at the mutual convenience of the two opposing sides.
By the 4th century BC warfare was well on its way to becoming the internationalized institution that Alexander the Great and his followers are generally thought to have perfected.
www.museum.upenn.edu /Greek_World/men_war.html   (319 words)

 Station Information - 495 BC
495 BC Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC
Years: 499 BC 498 BC 497 BC 496 BC - 495 BC - 494 BC 493 BC 492 BC 491 BC 490 BC
Temple to Mercury on the Circus Maximus in Rome is built.
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 Persia's First Invasion of Greece (492 BCE) - A DBA Campaign Scenario by Matthew Kirkhart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In 490 BC, the Achaemenid Persian Empire began the first of two invasions of Greece in response to a revolt by Ionian Greeks from 499-494 BC.
In 492 BC Darius king of Persian sent heralds to the city states of Greece demanding a tribute of earth and water.
In the case of the Persians, the composition of elements for the army was changed somewhat in efforts to be as consistent as possible with historical information regarding the Persian army during the first invasion of Greece, while still retaining the feel of a DBA game.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/campaigns/persianwars/Firstinvasion.html   (1699 words)

 Battle of Marathon
The Battle of Marathon 490 BC during the Persian Greek Wars.
King Darious I of Persia sent his son in law Mardonius to invade Greece in 492 BC.
On the 12th September 490 BC, Miltiades arranged his Greek Hoplites Infantry) in a long line across the 2 mile plain of Marathon.
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 Titus Livius
XX [212 BC] - The corn which had lately been sent from Sardinia as well as that which M. Junius had purchased in Etruria was conveyed from Ostia into these two maritime fortresses [Casilinum et Volturni ostium]....
XIX [211 BC] - Setting sail from the mouth of the Tiber with a fleet of thirty vessels, all quinqueremes, he coasted along the Etruscan shore, crossed the Gulf of Gaul, and after rounding the Pyrenaean Promontory brought up at Emporiae...
III [191 BC] Whilst C. Livius was doing his utmost to make the fleet ready for sea he was for some time delayed by a dispute with the citizens of the maritime colonies.
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 Empedocles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Empedocles was born in Acragas on the south coast of Sicily.
It was one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world up to the time it was destroyed by the Carthaginians in 406 BC.
From there he went to the Peloponnese and he was in Olympia in 440 BC.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Empedocles.html   (1074 words)

 Greco-Persian Wars --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Although the Persian empire was at the peak of its strength, the collective defense mounted by the Greeks overcame seemingly impossible odds and even...
In 69 BC the Roman general Lucius Licinius Lucullus, in charge of looking after Roman interests in the East, attempted to lure Phraates III into an alliance that would help Rome in its struggle against Pontus and Armenia, but the Parthian king, while still maintaining “friendly” relations with Rome, retained his neutrality.
(480 BC), during the Greco-Persian Wars, a Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near Artemisium, a promontory on the north coast of Euboea.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9037907?tocId=9037907   (1004 words)

 Empedocles [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
From more reliable sources it seems that he was born at Acragas in Sicily around 492 BC and died at the age of sixty.
He was the son of a certain Meton, and was from an important and wealthy local aristocratic family: his grandfather, also called Empedocles, is reported to have been victorious in horse-racing at the Olympic Games in 496 BC.
This appears to fit in with the known history of Acragas where after the death of the popular and enlightened tyrant Theron in 473 BC his son Thrasydaeus proved to be a violent despot.
www.iep.utm.edu /e/empedocl.htm   (5561 words)

 Miltiades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He was overthrown in 492 BC, after which he fled to Athens and soon served the city-state as a general.
While leading a military expedition to the Crimean peninsula (a major source of grain for the Athenians) he married Hegesipyle, the daughter of Olorus the King of Thrace.
Their son Cimon was a major figure of the 470s and 460s BC.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Miltiades.htm   (238 words)

 Persian Wars --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
In 490 he assembled a huge army on a plain near Athens; his devastating defeat at the Battle of Marathon sent him back to Persia.
The fighting was most intense during two invasions that Persia launched against mainland Greece between 490 and 479.
In the 5th century BC the vast Persian Empire attempted to conquer Greece.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9374969?tocId=9374969   (1122 words)

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