The Persian army sets sail to teach the insolent Athenians a lesson. The Battle of Marathon sets up one of the most famous battles between Greece and Persia: the Battle of 300.
What begins as a dispute over a buffer zone escalates quickly into a struggle for regional dominance as two of the great empires of the ancient world trade blows.
To combat the Israelite Exodus out of Egypt, Pharaoh releases his army to hunt the Israelites down. But Moses' sharp military mind and intimate knowledge of the terrain prove to be more than the Egyptian army can handle.
Julius Caesar butchers his way through Gaul. The Romans complete their long quest for total Mediterranean dominance, defeating the Gauls in the final battle of the Gallic Wars.
In this bloody first battle of the conquest of the Promised Land, Joshua's special operations forces secretly infiltrate and destroy Jericho from the inside out.
After wresting control of the throne of Israel in a bloody civil war, David moves quickly to destroy those who challenge his right to the throne - then turns his sword on his political enemies.