In the 75th Olympiad by Greek reckoning, the strongest, fastest,
quickest and most agile men in Hellas gathered at Olympia to
celebrate life through athletic competition. That same year, 480
BCE by our reckoning, the Persian Emprie ruled the known world save
for that small peninsula dominated by a dozen democratic
city-states. To avenge the defeat of his father on the plain of
Marathon 10 years earlier, Xerxes, the Great King amassed an army a
million men strong to bring these free states to heel. Amid the
cheering crowds, the sweat, dust and blood on the Elisian fields of
friendly strife, and threatened by the impending clash of armies
with the fate of Western Civilization in the balance, two men, one
a boxer, the other a poet, come to the revelation that the true
worth of a man is based on more than what he does for himself. The
Olympian explores a little known reason why only 300 Spartans faced
a million men in the Thermopylae Pass, and stands as tribute to
those extraordinary warriors who waged a battle that saved Western
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|Country of origin:
E. S. Kraay
||203 x 133 x 17mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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