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Miltiades
Miltiades

Miltiades (c.550 BC489 BC) was an aristocrat from a major family of Athens. He made himself ruler of Gallipoli in Turkey, and probably fought against Darius I and his Persian forces. He was overthrown in 492 BC, after which he fled to Athens and soon served the city-state as a general. 1881 Young Persons Cyclopedia of Persons and Places This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 1881 Young Persons Cyclopedia of Persons and Places This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Centuries: 7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC Decades: 600s BC - 590s BC - 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC Events and Trends Carthage conquers Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica 559 BC - King Cambyses I of Anshan dies... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 530s BC 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC Years: 494 BC 493 BC 492 BC 491 BC 490 BC - 489 BC - 488 BC 487 BC... The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... Gallipoli, called Gelibolu in modern Turkish, is a town in northwestern Turkey. ... Seal of Darius I, showing the king hunting on his chariot, and the symbol of Ahuramazda Darius the Great (Pers. ... 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 Years: 497 BC 496 BC 495 BC 494 BC 493 BC - 492 BC - 491 BC 490 BC...


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. The Crimea (officially Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Russian transliteration: Avtonomnaya Respublika Krym, Russian: Автономная Республика Крым, Ukrainian: Автономна Республіка Крим, , pronounced cry-MEE-ah in English) is a peninsula and an autonomous republic of Ukraine on the northern coast of the Black Sea. ... Olorus was the name of several kings of Thrace. ... Thrace is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe spread over southern Bulgaria, northeastern Greece, and European Turkey. ... This article or section should include material fromKimon Cimon (died 450 BC?) was a major figure of the 470s BC and 460s BC in Athens, and the son of Miltiades. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC - 450s BC - 440s BC - 430s BC - 420s BC 479 BC 478 BC 477 BC 476 BC 475 BC 474 BC 473 BC 472 BC 471... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC - 450s BC - 440s BC - 430s BC - 420s BC - 410s BC 469 BC 468 BC 467 BC 466 BC 465 BC 464 BC 463 BC 462 BC 461...


Miltiades was elected one of the 10 generals (strategoi) for 490/489, and is often credited with the tactics that defeated the Persians in the Battle of Marathon that year. He was later branded as a traitor and sent to prison in 489 BC. The Battle of Marathon (490 BC) was the culmination of King Darius I of Persias 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. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 530s BC 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC Years: 494 BC 493 BC 492 BC 491 BC 490 BC - 489 BC - 488 BC 487 BC...


Miltiades (c.550-489 BC) Athenian general and tyrant of Chersonesus Thracia (today's Gallipoli in Turkey). He was an ally of king Darius I of Persia in a war against the Scythians, but later fought on the Athenian side against the Persians. His army of 10000 Athenians and 100 men from Platai won the battle of Marathon against the Eastern enemy in 490 BC.


In an expedition against the island Paros which had been conquered by the Persians, Miltiades failed and also broke a leg, and was charged with treason by the Athenian court. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was converted to a fine that was so astronomical that Miltiades could not pay, and so was sent to prison where he died. Miltiades (c.550 BC–489 BC) was an aristocrat from a major family of Athens. He made himself ruler of Gallipoli in Turkey, and probably fought against Darius I and his Persian forces. He was overthrown in 492 BC, after which he fled to Athens and soon served the city-state as a general.


Reference

  • Hammond, N.G.L., Scullard, H.H. eds.,Oxford Classical Dictionary, Second Edition; Oxford University Press 1970; ISBN 0198691173

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Miltiades the Elder was a member of an immensely wealthy Athenian noble family, the Philaids.
However, the revolt collapsed in 494 BC and in 492 BC Miltiades fled to Athens to escape a retaliatory Persian invasion.
Miltiades suffered a bad leg wound during the campaign and was incapacitated by it.
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