Darius has leveled the wide plain to allow better use of his chariots and superior numbers.
Alexander leads his troops off to the edge of the prepared field. 270 BC) becomes the third head of the Aristotle's school, the Lyceum.
At the insistence of the Plebes, who were tired of the elites manipulating the legal system against them, had all the Roman laws written on metal plates for all to see.
The laws, known as the Twelve Tables of Roman law, are accessible to all now - and memorized by all, even the illiterate. Before his death, Pericles warned the Athenians not to try to expand their empire until the war with Sparta was completed.
Twenty-six miles from Athens on the plain of Marathon, 11,000 Athenians fight 100,000 Persians.