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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
City of Attica, along the coast facing Euboea,
northeast of Athens, one of the Attic demes.
Marathon was the site of a famous battle fought, an won, by the Athenians under the leadership of Miltiades against the Persian armies of Darius in 490, which put an end for several years to the pretense of the Persians to annex Greece.