The Greek and Persian Wars 499–386 BC

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The Greek and Persian Wars 499–386 BC

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This book covers one of the defining periods of European history. The series of wars between the Classical Greeks and the Persian Empire produced the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, as well as an ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Persian king in 400 BC, which helped to inspire the conquests of Alexander the Great.To tell the story of these momentous events, of the lives of great men and women, of the societies and cultures that produced them, and to explain how and why they came into conflict was the aim of Herodotus, 'the Father of History', whose account of the wars is our principal source and the first book to be called a 'history'.

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Published 25 Jan 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763583
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 33 b/w; 29 col
Dimensions 248 x 170 mm
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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