History Of Warfare, The: The Greek And Persian Wars
This is the story of bloody conflicts between the Greeks and the Persians that lasted for more than fifty years in the fourth century BC. It includes the famous battle of Marathon, a victory that has echoed down the year, and Thermopylae, where the Spartans made a heroic defense of the pass. The running battles did not cease until 449 BC, when the Persians finally gave up hope of annexing Greece.
Packed full of impressive reconstructions and battle depictions, this DVD also features a host of top experts in the field of ancient and classical history, with a special appearance and commentary from actor Brian Blessed, an enthusiastic student of the Greek-Persian conflicts.