Thermopylae 480 BC

Thermopylae 480 BC

Last stand of the 300

Campaign 188
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Short code: CAM 188
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2007
  • ISBN: 9781841761800
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

An authoritative re-telling of one of the greatest tales of heroism of all time and a decisive moment for the history of the world, Leonidas and the 300 Spartans' fight to the death against overwhelming Persian forces preserved the future of Greece and the golden age of classical civilization. Nic Fields vividly describes the battle for the pass of Thermopylae as the combined Greek forces held off the army of Xerxes, buying time for a retreat which would save Greece. Lavishly illustrated and with full-colour artwork, detailed maps and dramatic battle scenes, this is an in-depth analysis of one of the most famous acts of resolute defence in the face of overwhelming odds.

Biographical Note

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France.Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for renowned publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.

Contents

Introduction
Origins of the campaign
Chronology
Opposing commanders
Opposing armies
Opposing plans
The campaign begins
The battle of Thermopylae
After Thermopylae
The battlefield today
Glossary and abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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