Author:Billows, Richard A,


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Marathon: The Battle That Changed Western Civilization

By: Billows, Richard A,

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OVERLOOK:

Seller ID: 9781590201688

ISBN: 159020168X

Condition: USED

Published to coincide with Marathon's 2500th anniversary, a riveting history of the historic battle The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective history. 10,000 Athenian citizens faced a Persian military force of more than 25,000. Greek victory appeared impossible, but the men of Athens were tenacious and the Persians were defeated. Following the battle, the Athenian hoplite army ran 26.5 miles from Marathon to Athe... View more info