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Definition: Persian War general who led the Athenians into battle at Marathon. During the war, he criticized the naval strategy of Themistocles, the great naval general, and was ostracized for it. He returned, however, fought in the naval battle of Salamis, and commanded the Athenians yet again in their victory at the battle of Plataea. He was also responsible for the organization of the Delian League.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
A Brief Bio of the Great General
Read a short biography of the war hero.

The Ostracism of Aristides
Read how Aristides votes in favor of his own ostracism.

Persian Wars Timeline
Aristides wasn't the only hero in this famous series of wars. Check out the others and the dates of famous battles.

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