The epic tale of the original marathon runner—just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games
It was a turning point in ancient history.
It was the foundation of one of the greatest and most prevailing global peace efforts of the 20th century.
It was the greatest feat—and the tragic death—of a man whose legacy will never be forgotten.
In 490BC, an Athenian messenger named Eucles ran 153 miles from Sparta to Athens, and in so doing preserved ancient Greek civilization from subjugation to the Persian Empire.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizaJane - LibraryThing
Reason for Reading: I love Ancient Greek history and the many legends associated with current day events. I had just finished reading about the Persian conquest of its great Empire at this time (to my ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - zzshupinga - LibraryThing
Athens faces its greatest battle...the Persian army has come to defeat them and accompanying them is their ex-tyrant of a king, Hippias. The Athenians are hopelessly outnumbered and their city may ... Read full review