Across The Ages
So, I can't completely take credit for this idea. One of the people I follow gave me the idea when he wrote Timeless Warrior. This book is similar, but at the same time, very different.
"Perseus, we were raised together, I get that things have gotten hard, but denying me aid?"
"I never said I wouldn't aid you. You know that if it came down to it, I'd march every able bodied Spartan to your aid. But you must remember, the Elders of my nation are fickle beings. It won't look good to my people if I chose to go against their advice."
"I know, but Mycenae stands to be over run by Persians."
"I understand. I will see what I can do. I'm still amazed you are alive after that battle. It was said that you were killed. I look forward to finding out how you escaped fate...Achilles."