By Christian Cameron
Two and a part thousand years in the past, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic conflict to come to a decision 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 was once taken to a urban within the Persian empire and bought as a slave. To win his freedom he needed to exhibit that he may perhaps struggle and kill. Now, to maintain that freedom, he needs to kill again.
For the Persians are coming. an enormous military despatched by means of King Darius to place down the rebellious Greeks and burn town of Athens to the floor. status opposed to them at the simple of Marathon is a way smaller strength of Athenians, along their Plataean allies. To defeat such overwhelming strength turns out most unlikely. And but to yield could suggest the destruction of every 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 loss of life, these goals will suffer their fiercest try out - and Arimnestos and his Greek comrades will become aware of the genuine rate of freedom.