A Victor Of Salamis

A Victor Of Salamis

by William Stearns Davis
     
 

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William Stearns Davis (1877ù1930), American educator, historian, and author. Davis used fictional works to humanize events in history. Davis chose subjects with dramatic flavor, such as the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis, and the coming to power of Julius Caesar. His work is noted for being accurate and having a good plot. The authorŽs note reads,

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William Stearns Davis (1877ù1930), American educator, historian, and author. Davis used fictional works to humanize events in history. Davis chose subjects with dramatic flavor, such as the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis, and the coming to power of Julius Caesar. His work is noted for being accurate and having a good plot. The authorŽs note reads, ôThe invasion of Greece by Xerxes, with its battles of Thermopylae, Salamis, and Plataea, forms one of the most dramatic events in history. Had Athens and Sparta succumbed to this attack of Oriental superstition and despotism, the Parthenon, the Attic Theatre, the Dialogues of Plato, would have been almost as impossible as if Phidias, Sophocles, and the philosophers had never lived. Because this contest and its heroesÚLeonidas and Themistocles--cast their abiding shadows across our world of today, I have attempted this piece of historical fiction. Many of the scenes were conceived on the fields of action themselves during a recent visit to Greece, and I have tried to give some glimpse of the natural beauty of "The Land of the Hellene,"--a beauty that will remain when Themistocles and his peers fade away still further into the backgrounds of history.ö

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ISBN-13:
9781410108050
Publisher:
Press Holdings International
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.02(d)

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