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the day progressed, the Polish-Lithuanian army stayed in place and made no indication that they intended to attack. Increasingly impatient, Jungingen dispatched messengers to chide the allied leaders and provoke them to action. Arriving in Jagiello's camp, they presented the two leaders with swords to aid them in the battle. Angered and insulted, Jagiello and Vytautus moved to open the battle.
The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. was part of the first Persian invasion of Greece. The battle was fought on the Marathon plain of northeastern Attica and marked the first blows of the Greco-Persian War. With the Persians closing in on the Greek capitol, Athenian general Miltiades took command of the hastily assembled army. Miltiades weakened the center of his outnumbered force to strengthen its wings, causing confusion among the invading Persians.
The Battle of Salamis was one of the final battles in the second war between the Persian Empire led by King Xerxes and an alliance of Greek city-states. Salamis is an island off the coast of mainland Greece. The Battle of Salamis was a great victory for the Greek navy and, in combination with a victory by the Greek army at the Battle of Plataea the next year, led to the complete defeat of the Persians. In this battle, a Greek fleet defeated much larger Persian naval forces in the straits at S
It was the autumn of 333 bc and Alexander the Great stood triumphant on the battlefield of Issus. All around him lay the corpses of his defeated enemies, the vast host of Persian King Darius III who had been routed by Alexander’s Macedonian soldiers. Darius himself had been forced to ignominiously flee from the field, leaving behind his personal treasure and even his family. The king’s wife, mother, and daughters were now in Alexander’s possession. Although Darius had been soundly beaten.