It was a race held every 42 years in ancient Greece in the city of Marathon.
A messenger ran 42 miles from Marathon to Athens to bring news of battle.
An important battle between the Greeks and the Persians that last 42 days ended in Marathon.
The leader of the city of Marathon led an army that defeated the Persians.
Zeus / armies of angels
Zeus / thunder and lightning
Apollo / female soldiers
Apollo / rain and floods
Greece was made up of independent cities that spoke the same language.
Greece was a single empire with a king that rules all the cities.
Greece was a single democracy with a senate that voted on laws for all the cities.
Greece was made up of independent cities and states with different religions and languages, but they fought together if enemies attacked.
Alexander got married to her shortly after, and the two kingdoms became one.
Alexander's half brother was very angry and tried to kill Alexander.
The King of Caria felt very insulted because he wanted a better member of King Phillip's family, and the King attacked Macedonia.
Alexander's father was very angry, and Alexander's place in the government became weaker.
Olympias killed him because she was jealous of his other lovers.
No one knows, but his murder was probably paid for by Olympias.
No one knows, but Alexander probably paid for his murder.
Olympias killed him because she wanted to protect Alexander from Phillip.
Because they agreed to let Alexander be their king.
Because they refused to let Alexander rule them.
Because their fathers were Alexander's uncles.
Because they believed their fathers were gods.
All the gold he could find
A sword that the gods had created
A shield from the Ages of Heroes
The dead body of Hector, one of Alexander's greatest enemies.
Alexander's men crossed the wide river and attacked at noon.
The Persians crossed the river at night and there was surprise attack in the morning.
Alexander's men burned the forest around the Persians, and they gave up.
Alexander surrounded the Persians for several months, and then the Persians ran out of food and water.
Smallest tombs in the city
Seven wonders of the world
Most important castles in the area
Most impressive palaces in Persia
It was used to keep him tied up when the Persians captured him.
It was the knot of the rope that was used to kill his father.
It was the knot that held the doors of the city of Troy closed.
Whoever could untie the knot would rule Asia, and Alexander broke it.