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Persian wars, 499-479 B.C.

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  • Exemplarisches Heldentumby Anuschka Albertz

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 105.00

    Die Schlacht an den Thermopylen ist eine der wenigen antiken Schlachten, die heute noch in einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit erinnert werden. Die Schlacht wird nicht nur in der Geschichtsschreibung, sondern auch in Reden, im Drama, auf Bildern und Kriegerdenkmälern, im Film, ja sogar im Landschaftsgarten rezipiert. Anuschka Albertz rekonstruiert erstmals... more...

  • Artemisia of Cariaby Shirin Yim Bridges; Albert Nguyen

    Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Thousands of years ago, in the world of the Ancient Greeks where women were expected to obey their husbands in all matters, to play no part in public life, and to stay inside the house, a princess grew up to be not only a sailor and a ship?s captain, but a famous admiral. Her name was Artemisia, and among all the commanders fighting on the Persian... more...

  • On the War for Greek Freedomby Herodotus; Samuel Shirley; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 10.50

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus? historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index... more...

  • The Greco-Persian Warsby Peter Green

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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... more...

  • Marathonby Richard Billows

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 8.74

    The Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. is not only the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians but, arguably a defining event for Western civilisation. John Stuart Mill famously proposed "the Battle of Marathon, even as an event in British history, is more important than the Battle of Hastings." Richard A. Billows starts... more...

  • Cultural Responses to the Persian Warsby Emma Bridges; Edith Hall; P. J. Rhodes

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 224.99 US$ 193.49

    An exploration of the enormous impact that the Persian Wars, fought in the fifth century BC, have had on Western ideas of history, liberty, resistance, and national identity. Sixteen internationally acclaimed classical scholars discuss treatments of these famous wars in art, theatre, philosophy, poetry, biography, and modern cinema and fiction. more...

  • On the War for Greek Freedomby Herodotus; Samuel Shirley; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index... more...

  • Beyond the Gates of Fireby Christopher Matthew; Matthew Trundel

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC is one of the most famous battles in history. The heroism of the 300 Spartans who opted to remain behind to face the full might of the Persian host while their Greek allies made good their escape has become the stuff of legend. The story still inspires novelists and film-makers today (Frank Miller's fanciful... more...

  • After Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    With compelling and eye-opening detective work, After Thermopylae provides a long-overdue history of the Battle of Plataea and a rich portrait of the Greek ethos during one of the most critical periods in ancient history. more...

  • Marathonby Alan Lloyd

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    At Marathon an army of Greek city states, including Sparta and Athens, met the Persian army of Darius. This was the key battle of Western civilisation for Athens were defending not only their independence but their radical new political form, democracy. Alan Lloyd details the course of Athenian democracy, its religion and culture and the uneasy alliances... more...