The Defence of Greece, 490-479 B.C.

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Aris & Phillips, 1993 - History - 294 pages
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This is a military history of the two Persian invasions of Greece, the first of which came to grief at Marathon, the second at Salamis and Plataia. The conflicts are largely examined in terms of the fifth century BC, avioding modern conceptions, and from the Persian as well as the Greek point of view. The author believes Herodotus should remain central to any attempt to explain the conflicts, and reassesses his skill and insight as a military historian.

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A military history of the two Persian invasions of Greece, Lazenby places Herodotus as the foundation of everything, as The Histories is our primary source, from a near contemporary. Herodotus ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

J. F. Lazenby is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, English. He is the author of The Spartan Army, The Defense of Greece, 490-479 B.C., and The First Punic War: A Military History.

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