The Greco-Persian Wars

The Greco-Persian Wars

by Peter Green, Peter Green
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520203135

ISBN-13: 9780520203136

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


This is a reissue, with a new introduction and an update to the bibliography, of the original edition, published in 1970 as The Year of Salamis in England and as Xerxes at Salamis in the U.S.

The long and bitter struggle between the great Persian Empire and the fledgling Greek states reached its high point with the extraordinary Greek victory at

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This is a reissue, with a new introduction and an update to the bibliography, of the original edition, published in 1970 as The Year of Salamis in England and as Xerxes at Salamis in the U.S.

The long and bitter struggle between the great Persian Empire and the fledgling Greek states reached its high point with the extraordinary Greek victory at Salamis in 480 B.C. The astonishing sea battle banished forever the specter of Persian invasion and occupation. Peter Green brilliantly retells this historic moment, evoking the whole dramatic sweep of events that the Persian offensive set in motion. The massive Greek victory, despite the Greeks' inferior numbers, opened the way for the historic evolution of the Greek states in a climate of creativity, independence, and democracy, one that provided a model and an inspiration for centuries to come.

Green's accounts of both Persian and Greek strategies are clear and persuasive; equally convincing are his everyday details regarding the lives of soldiers, statesmen, and ordinary citizens. He has first-hand knowledge of the land and sea he describes, as well as full command of original sources and modern scholarship. With a new foreword, The Greco-Persian Wars is a book that lovers of fine historical writing will greet with pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520203136
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
First Edition, With a new foreword by Peter Green
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
1,212,060
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations,
List of Maps,
Abbreviations,
Introduction to the 1996 reprint,
Preface and Acknowledgments,
Part One: Darius and the West,
Part Two: The Legacy of Marathon,
Part Three: Waiting for the Barbarian,
Part Four: The Corner-stone of Freedom,
Part Five: The Wooden Wall,
Part Six: The Doors of the Peloponnese,
Part Seven: The Last Enemy,
Notes,
Bibliography,
Supplementary Bibliography,
Index,

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