It took place on the Plain of Marathon.
The wars between Rome and Carthage (The Punic Wars) stemmed from the two nations competing for commercial and territorial interests (such as Sicily) throughout the Mediterranean .
The net effect was mixed. For some periods, it stalled its expansion – that is while there was actual warfare between contending Roman leaders. In the periods between, the expansion went on apace, particularly in the east, where successively Sulla, READ MORE
No single one. It was an alliance of city-state fleets led by Sparta which incorporated ships from Aigina, Ambracia, Athens, Ceos, Chalcis, Corinth, Croton, Cythnus, Epidaurus, Eretria, Hermione, Leucas, Megara, Melos, Naxos, Serifos, Sicyon, Siphnus, Sparta, Styra, Troezen, about 378 READ MORE
It saved the citizens of Athens from having their ex-tyrant Hippias, who they had expelled, restored by the Persians, who wanted to use him to stop Athens from interfering in support of the rebellious Greek cities within their empire.
In the bay between the island of Salamis and Athens.
The Greek alliance armoured infantry kept to the hilly rough ground to avoid the Persian cavalry, and defeated the inferior Persian infantry and its Greek allies.
They defeated the Persian fleet, which left their army exposed and without supply. See also WikiAnswer: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_the_Persians_lose_the_Persian_wars
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The Greeks won over what was a numerically superior force. TheAthenians and their ally Plataea .were waiting for Spartanreinforcement, lurking in the hills around the Plain of Marathonwhere the Persian cavalry could not get at them, when they saw thePersian READ MORE