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Marathon: The Crucial Battle That Created Western Democracy

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At Marathon, the site of the key battle between Greek and Persian armies, independence and a radical new political form were at stake. Through an overview of the religion, culture, and alliances among city-states, this historical account adds depth and context to the battle that safeguarded the autonomy of Greek life, allowed for the development of a cultural foundation for Western civilization, and protected the young democratic government. Detailing the stories of brutal fighting, Philippides' final run proclaiming news ...

Marathon: The Crucial Battle That Created Western Democracy 2005, Souvenir Press

ISBN-13: 9780285636880

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