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City of the island of Euboea along the coast facing
northern Attica (area 2).
The city was the only one with Athens to answer the call of Aristagoras of Miletus in 498 to help the Ionian cities in their uprising against Persia and their attack on Sardis. As a result, the Persian expedition of 490 first landed in Euboea and took and burned Eretria, enslaving its population (Herodotus' Histories, VI, 100-101) before turning against Athens, only to be defeated at Marathon (first Persian War).