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  • MHQ Magazine

    Marathon Men

    The conventional wisdom is that the Athenians at the Battle of Marathon were amateur soldiers who won by chance. In reality, they were the Israel Defense Force of their day—smart, highly trained, and merciless. Before dawn on September...

  • Military History Magazine

    Beware the Furies

    The fortunes of war are hardest on the vanquished, but for a cadre of Athenian commanders during the Peloponnesian War, victory proved fatal. Present-day Greece may be beset with problems, but the nation is stable in comparison to its...

  • HistoryNet

    The Significance of Thermopylae: Why We Ought to Thank the Spartans for...

    The year is 480. 300 Spartans, joined by a small force of Greeks, defend the mountain pass of Thermopylae against the invading Persians. If the 300 Spartans had stayed home and if Persians had won the Greco-Persian Wars, the Western...

  • MHQ Reviews, Reviews

    Book Review: The First Clash

    Debra Hamel says Jim Lacey brings practical experience to his new book on the Battle of Marathon. ...