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Persian wars, 499-479 B.C.

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  • 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...

  • Exemplarisches Heldentumby Anuschka Albertz

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2006; US$ 98.00

    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...

  • Griechen besiegen Perser bei Salamis!by Ulrich Graser

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 12.27

    Ereignisse, die die Welt bewegten ? alle Hintergründe und Fakten! 480 v. Chr.: Xerxes ist entsetzt. Hilflos muss er zusehen, wie die Griechen seine Flotte Schiff für Schiff aufreiben. Die Perser wissen kaum, wie ihnen geschieht. Die Griechen hingegen werden diesen Tag nie vergessen; er stellt die Weichen für die goldene Zeit der berühmten Attischen... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 198.99

    Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars addresses the huge impact on subsequent culture made by the wars fought between ancient Persia and Greece in the early fifth century BC. It brings together sixteen interdisciplinary essays, mostly by classical scholars, on individual trends within the reception of this period of history, extending from the wars'... 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...

  • The Greco-Persian Warsby Peter Green

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 31.95

    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 A. Billows

    Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 27.99

    A fresh, gripping look at one of Western history’s defining momentsThe inspiration for our modern-day marathon comes from the legend of Philippides, who is said to have run 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the Greeks’ victory over the Persians. Yet the battle of Marathon has had a far greater impact; it can even be... more...

  • Marathonby Alan Lloyd

    Souvenir Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    At Marathon, the site of the key battle between Greek and Persian armies, independence and a radical new political form were at stake. Through an overview of the religion, culture, and alliances among city-states, this historical account adds depth and context to the battle that safeguarded the autonomy of Greek life, allowed for the development of... more...

  • After Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history's unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. It involved tens of thousands of combatants, including the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle... 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...