Learning of this, Athens immediately brought a complaint against eginyan Spartans, thereby recognizing their hegemony over the whole of Greece. But this only led to further violent strife and struggle, during which one of the Spartan kings, Demaratus was deposed and fled to Darius, who took it with honors. To combat Aegina Athenians took the Corinthians 20 vehicles in addition to their 50; but could not preprinyat anything sensible.
In the spring of 490 BC. e. nice outfit Persian army was assembled in Cilicia. Upon arrival of the fleet of 600 triremes and ships to transport horses, and Datis Artafern after landing troops on the ships moved along the coast of Asia Minor to the north and went to Samos. You would have thought that they, as well as Mardonius, head out to the Hellespont, but they are using incidental north wind, went to the south-west to Naxos, reflecting 9 years ago the Persians and conquer them until now. Perfectly executed a 500-mile sea crossing transport a large army with numerous cavalry is proof of a high degree of development of maritime affairs, even if it is assumed that the data of Cornelius Nepos (Cornelius Nepos, Miltiades, 4), according to which the army consisted of 200,000 infantry and 10,000 riders, exaggerated.
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