510 bc was a big year for both Greece and Rome .
Athenians vs. Persians
Phillipides ran 150 miles in 2days to Sparta for reinforcements
B/C parting Spartans refused and Phillipides died
even then Athens won and also gives present day marathon their name
first emperor of Rome
1st of long list of power hungry assassinated men
and creates the Byzantine Empire (East Roman Empire)*