Battle of Marathon Part 1

I will now tell you a story where few stood against many. The Persian Empire of Darius stretches from Asia Minor to the borders of India. The empire encompasses all of what the Greeks would understand as the ‘known world.’ This backwater known as Ancient Greece to Persian eyes would come to have the eye of Darius be laid upon this den of rebellion. Athens will be punished for the help this nascent democracy gave to their fellow Ionian Greeks and nothing will stop the armies of the Great King.  

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