This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - The Greco-Persian Wars - Battle of Marathon. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In the first stage of the war between Persia and Greece the Persian armies were led by king Darius I.
In the famous land Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. The Persians lost to the Athenians and their Greek allies, the Plataeans.
News of the victory was delivered by the Athenian herald Pheidippides who ran from the battlefield to Athens to announce the Greek victory before dropping dead. He ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens, and who died afterwards.
This is the origin of the modern Olympic event of the marathon.
The presentation covers the following:
Persia Invades Again
Enveloping the Enemy
The Persians Flee
Birth of the Marathon?
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Ancient Civilizations.