Battle of Marathon
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King Darius, Ruler of Persia
King Darius was the king of Persia. He had owned Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, and parts of India and Europe. As King Darius says, "This is my world, don't ruin it!!" He wanted to conquer all of Europe. But the Greece was the gateway. After the Ionian Revolt, he was glad to have a good reason to conquer Greece.
The Greeks who refused to hand over tribute.
King Darius sent a person to attempt to get Greek earth and water as a sign that the Greeks accepted to follow Perian rule. But, the Greeks had refused to hand over tribute. The Greeks through the messengers in a well and said, " If you want Greek earth and water, help yourselves!"