There is nothing worse after being exhausted than having to swim in the cold open sea with heavy armor. My teeth were chattering from the cold, my whole body was shaking, my legs ached and my arm was spasming.
Samian ships were no match for the storm that soon overtook the sea. In a moment we were all soaked and the strong wind made the raindrops hit us like needles. Before the first charge, a lightning bolt hit Mount Micala which made everyone quiet.
As in any fight, the youngest and most inexperienced are always the first to fall.
He could drown, either with a spearhead through his back or a blade buried in his thigh, or even be captured and sold as a slave.
In any case, his wife would no longer see him.
If today I am known for being the Aegis bearer (shield beared by Zeus in the war against the Titans) there must be a reason and it begins in the fall of the eighty-fifth Olympic games.
It was in the port region of Piraeus, 45 stades from the acropolis of Athens.
Three of them drew their bows and fired at me.
The sound of the arrows was like angry wasps ready to sting.
The nine remaining came running towards me.
The dots started to connect and I had an epiphany. When I finished dressing, the soldiers had already left. I said a prayer to Zeus and went to fetch Bálios at the stable
Hello stranger, welcome to my memories. Today I will tell you how I got my beautiful golden armor. My adventure started on a mild afternoon in Megaris, a polis to the west of Athens and to the north of Corinth.
“It is beautiful to die, falling among the soldiers of the first line, a brave man fighting for his country.”
Liderados pelos magistrados e pelo grande herói de meu povo, Arimnestos, mais uma vez fomos honrar nossos ancestrais. Após um dia de viagem chegamos no local da batalha e encontramos os Atenienses liderados por Aristides, o justo, Címon filho de Miltíades e Temístocles, herói em Salamina um ano antes.
Não há nada pior depois de estar exausta do que ter que nadar em mar aberto, gelado e com armadura pesada. Meu dentes rangiam de frio, meu corpo todo tremia, sentia câimbras nas pernas e espasmos no braço esquerdo.
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