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Title: The struggle for Greece: Marathon and Artemision
Short title: The struggle for Greece
First Author: Garrett. Contact him by leaving a message on his talk page.
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Additional authors: If you have suggestions, please place them on the discussion page. If you want to be a co-author of this article, feel free to request that I designate you as a co-author. I wrote this some time ago and I am not wishing to study the subject again to expand it, so any help revising or writing the Abstract would be greatly helpful.
Notes: originally written as an essay over the period April 19-May 6, 2004. I originally got an A- for this essay so decided it would be a good "flagship" work to launch the Journal of History and Classics. The downside of this is that I did not have to produce an Abstract, so the one below is very rough and not quite up to the standard I aimed for in the rest of the essay.
Abstract. In 491 BC, King Darius of Persia decided to take control of the Aegean. The battles that resulted took place at various locations on land, such as Marathon, and at sea, such as Artemision. These two battles and others marked a turning-point in the histories of both the Greeks and the Persians, for it was here that the mighty Darius overreached himself; he sent only part of the force he would have mustered, had he realised the serious threat the Greeks posed to his armies. Though outnumbered, they fought bravely for their homeland and for freedom, whereas his men only fought for money. This article explores the causes of conflict, the process of the battle, and the reasons for its resolution. This abstract is crap, please feel free to expand it!