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Unformatted text preview: with the pictures really does help. As for the Battle of Marathon itself I thought that it seemed to be a bigger deal than I thought. This was the main question that I had for this reading. If this battle can be regarded as one of the major turning points of Greek culture then why is not talked about more as a huge or even bigger part of history. I have studied Ancient history before and I know that we covered this topic, but at the same time I do not remember giving it this much weight as it seems like it should be given after reading this text. If this was the battle that Athens hung it hat on, and that got the other city-states involved in the war such as Sparta then why is it not looked on by more people as one of the biggest parts of Greek history....
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- Fall '07