Persia and the Greeks: The Defence of the West, C. 546-478 B.C.

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Stanford University Press, 1984 - History - 612 pages
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I found this a fascinating but difficult book. Academic, knowledgeable, dense, detailed, sort of assuming you are already familiar with Herodotos and the history of the period. On the other hand, it ... Read full review

Contents

Herodotos and other Sources
1
Babylon and the Medes
21
The Coming of Cyrus
36
Great Babylon is Fallen
48
Cyrus conquers Babylon
54
The Iranian Religion
63
From Cambyses to Darius
81
Darius the Great
96
Xerxes Marches
313
The Fall of Northern Greece
337
Xerxes Invasion
340
Pray to the Winds
378
Too Few and Too Late
406
The Razors Edge
423
The Battle of Salamis
439
The Battle of Salamis
450

The Campaigns of Darius 5221
101
The Persians enter Europe
127
Carthage Etmria and the Western Greeks
143
Greeks Latins and Etruscan
161
Sparta and Athens
170
Revolt in Ionia
193
494400
224
Kleomenes crushes Argos
228
Marathon
236
The Plain of Marathon
244
4896
258
Themistokles and Athens 488i
284
Victory in the West
476
Winter of Discontent
488
The Boiotian Border
499
Crowning Mercy
509
The Battle of Plataia
518
EPILOGUE
547
Advance of the Greek fleet Samos liberated 547 Battle
554
Egyptian Expedition 560Disaster in Egypt halts Athens
563
POSTSCRIPT
587
Index to Postscript
611
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