Marathon

By YAKIN, Boaz

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978-1-59643-680-0
Publisher
First Second


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Reviewed on July 1, 2012  |  Graphic Novels

Gr 9 Up—As a young boy, Eucles wins a foot race and is granted Athenian citizenship, but because he did this at the cost of the pride of King Hippias, his parents are executed. Years later, the king, now exiled, is using the might of the Persian army to try and conquer Athens. Eucles must swallow his desire for personal vengeance and race to deliver communications between Athens, Sparta, and the battlefield of Marathon. Historical accounts of the run between Sparta and Marathon vary significantly, and Yakin has been ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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