It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. — Thomas Jefferson

Pheidippides

d. 490 BC
Civilization: Greek — Athens
   Field of Renown:  hero — Runner
Era:  Persian War

Ran from Athens to Sparta to warn of Persians. Ran to Athens after Marathon, then died.

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Of the Battle of Marathon  in  The Story of the Persian War  by  Alfred J. Church
Battle of Marathon  in  The Story of Greece  by  Mary Macgregor