miltiades, for many year i have been in charge of this army, i am sure the people are right: you are the best general we could have asked for. but do you think we can win?
callimachus, i cant hide the truth from you look down there by beach, on the plain of marathon. the persians have landed their ships.
so many of ships, rows and rows of them! and there are tents of the army, heavens, hundreds and hundreds, there seem to be thousands. how many en do the persians have? they must outnumber us ten to one.
ten to one at the least!
thank god the spartans will help us; they are good soldiers, we will have some chance.
man of athens, news from sparta.
sir, sir a message from sparta.
the spartans said that they will not bee coming till the moo is fool, because their religion forbids it