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Persian wars, 499-479 B.C.

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  • Griechen besiegen Perser bei Salamis!by Ulrich Graser

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 13.87

    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...

  • 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$ 16.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Der Orient bis zur Schlacht von Salamis. Griechenland bis auf Periklesby Marcus Niebuhr

    De Gruyter 1847; US$ 182.00

    Niebuhr, Barthold Georg: Historische und philologische Vorträge. Alte Geschichte nach Justins Folge mit Ausschluß der römischen Geschichte: Der Orient ... bis auf Perikles: Abtheilung 2. Band 1 more...

  • Ships and Silver, Taxes and Tributeby Hans van Wees

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00

    Historians since Herodotus and Thucydides have claimed that the year 483 BCE marked a turning point in the history of Athens. For it was then that Themistocles mobilized the revenues from the city?s highly productive silver mines to build an enormous war fleet. This income stream is thought to have become the basis of Athenian imperial power, the driving... more...

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