Marathon (Long War)
Two and a part thousand years in the past, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic conflict to choose the way forward for the world...
Arimnestos of Plataea grew up desirous to be a bronzesmith, like his father. Then, within the chaos of warfare, he used to be taken to a urban within the Persian empire and offered as a slave. To win his freedom he needed to convey that he may struggle and kill. Now, to maintain that freedom, he needs to kill again.
For the Persians are coming. an enormous military despatched through King Darius to place down the rebellious Greeks and burn the town of Athens to the floor. status opposed to them at the undeniable of Marathon is a way smaller strength of Athenians, along their Plataean allies. To defeat such overwhelming strength turns out very unlikely. And but to yield may suggest the destruction of every little thing the Greeks have dreamed of.
In the dirt and warmth of Marathon, within the conflict of shields and the frenzy of spears, amid the thunder of hooves and the screams of the demise, these goals will suffer their fiercest attempt - and Arimnestos and his Greek comrades will become aware of the real fee of freedom.
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the nice King with each weapon and each lie at my disposal,’ he stated. Persians don't lie. We laughed jointly. within the morning, I rode away once we embraced. i assumed approximately him as I got here to the move, and that i considered him while I poured one other libation for the useless of the struggle there. i assumed approximately Greece and Persia whereas I stood within the remnants of ruined grape vines on the best of the hil the place the Athenians stopped the grape vines on the most sensible of the hil the place the Athenians.
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