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Miltiades, an Athenian general, hereditary tyrant of the Thracian Chersonese, accompanied Darius Hystaspes against the Scythians, but afterwards incurred his enmity and fled to Athens. Here he was elected one of the ten generals, and during his term of command inflicted a crushingdefeat at Marathon (q.v.) on the Persian host led by Datis and Artaphernes. In consequence of an unauthorised attack on the island of Paros he was thrown into prison, where he died of a wound received in the expedition.