PROGRESS REPORT

August 11, 2008

A reconstruction of beached Persian ships at Marathon prior to the battle.

A reconstruction of beached Persian ships at Marathon prior to the battle.

The initial positions of the troops before the clash. The Greeks (blue) have pulled up their wings to bolster the corners of their significantly smaller centre in a ]] shape. The Persian fleet (red) waits some way off to the east. This great distance to the ships played a crucial role in the later stages of the battle.

The initial positions of the troops before the clash. The Greeks (blue) have pulled up their wings to bolster the corners of their significantly smaller centre in a ]] shape. The Persian fleet (red) waits some way off to the east. This great distance to the ships played a crucial role in the later stages of the battle.

 The Greek wings (blue) envelop the Persian wings (red) while their strategically-thinned centre filled the gap made between them.

The Greek wings (blue) envelop the Persian wings (red) while their strategically-thinned centre filled the gap made between them.

Modern drawing of a phalanx. The hoplites, with the exception of the Spartans, were not actually as uniformly equipped as depicted because each soldier would buy his own arms and decorate them at his discretion.

Modern drawing of a phalanx. The hoplites, with the exception of the Spartans, were not actually as uniformly equipped as depicted because each soldier would buy his own arms and decorate them at his discretion.

QUESTION                                                                                                                                                   

Outline the causes for the Battle of Marathon. Evaluate the historical significance for the attack on Athens at Marathon in 490BC.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION                                                                                                                  

Why Did I Choose This As A Historical Investigation?                                                                                       

MAIN FOCUS (GOALS) FOR HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION

PROBLEMS OR ISSUES

ESSAY PLAN

LENGTH

SOURCES

http://boards.historychannel.com/thread.jspa?threadID=100009096&messageID=300418309

http://raf.heavengames.com/history/civilization/greek/page4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A10083395

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marathon#Conclusion

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/marathon.htm

http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Herodotus-Marathon.html

http://www.essortment.com/all/thebattleofma_rwnl.htm

http://joseph_berrigan.tripod.com/ancientbabylon/id27.html

http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-marathon-greeks-versus-the-persians.htm/2#high_4

 

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/244231/ancient-Greece/26497/The-Battle-of-Marathon#tab=active~checked%2Citems~checked&title=ancient%20Greek%20civilization%20%3A%3A%20The%20Battle%20of%20Marathon%20–%20Britannica%20Online%20Encyclopedia

 

http://www.libertarian.co.uk/lapubs/histn/histn021.pdf

 

http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage.php?Dir=eras&FileName=greece_4.php

 

http://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2007/07/21/the-battle-of-marathon/

 

http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/History/hakhamaneshian/marathon.htm

 

 

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