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  Greco-Persian Wars timeline
     
c. 545 BC
 
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Cyrus annexes the Greek territory of Ionia as part of his empire, giving Persia a presence on the Aegean       
499 BC
 
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The Greek cities of Ionia rebel against Persian rule, with the partial support of Athens      
493 BC
 
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After six years the Persians recover control of Ionia, but Athens is now identified as a target for invasion      
490 BC
 
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Darius sends a fleet across the Aegean, carrying a large army of infantry and cavalry for an attack on Athens       
490 BC
 
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The Persian fleet secures the Greek island of Euboea before making the short crossing to Marathon on the mainland – where they await the Greeks      
490 BC
 
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Pheidippides, given the task of running from Athens to Sparta to request help at Marathon against the Persians, completes the journey in two days