(From the publisher):
It's 430 B.C. and Nic is on the run: from the deadly plague in Athens; from pirates and predators; and from a merciless life as a slave. Lost in a strange country, living desperately—only his friend Gellius might know the trouble Nic's in. But Nic needs to find him!
He knows Gellius will be at Olympia to fight in the Pankration, the most ruthless and brutal event in the games. Nic must reach Olympia in time, though he could never imagine the danger waiting there...
Original title: Pankration
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe→ Ancient World