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The First War for the West, a time when history became legend. The Greco-Persian War has given us some of the most iconic moments in history such as Leonidas and the 300 Spartans at ... See full summary »

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The First War for the West, a time when history became legend. The Greco-Persian War has given us some of the most iconic moments in history such as Leonidas and the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, the Marathon Run and a huge legacy today in politics and many other areas. However, other than the 3 days of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, the remainder of the 49 year war between Persia and Greece has been almost completely overlooked, and has never appeared in a documentary. It covers the full story from the Ionian Revolt (497BC) to the Peace of Callias (449BC) also known as the Peace of Kimon, and includes a detailed introduction, the birth of Democracy and the aftermath and the legacy of the period. Written by Anonymous

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26 April 2014 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Finally something that is not riddled with advertisements, but rather, with lots of detail. A mixture of information and light drama (although at times it gets better).

Like the trailer said, the full story. Everything from where the Greeks and Persians came from, what made them different, how they came to fight, the war, all 50 years of it, what happened after the death of the principal real life character, Kimon, and a wrap up of the legacy.

No holds barred, I think a few Greeks won't like it, real truths about slaves in the ancient world at the time, and the causes of the war.

Lot of information on 2 major incidents in the war, especially about the 300 Spartans. No more detail as it would be a spoiler.

Information, 9/10, acting 4-7, some nice music as well.

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