In 401 BC, under the rule of Persian King Artaxerxes, an immense empire spans from the Aegean to northern India, with millions of subjects. Sons of Sparta, descendants of those who fell at Thermopylae, serve as mercenaries for Persian princes. When Cyrus the Younger vies for the throne with an army of elite Spartans, a power struggle ensues in the ancient world.
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In the Ancient World, one army was feared above all others. 401 BC. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India. As many as fifty million people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. The sons of Sparta, those whose fathers and grandfathers fell at Thermopylae and perished in the Peloponnesian Wars, work as mercenaries for Persian princes eager to play the game of thrones. When Cyrus the younger, brother to the Great King, lays claim to his father’s crown, he does so with an elite army of Spartans at his side. ( 10 CD Set )