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The Greek and Persian Wars 499–386 BC

The Greek and Persian Wars 499–386 BC

  • Author: Philip de Souza
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472809866
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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This book covers one of the defining periods of European history. The series of wars between the Classical Greeks and the Persian Empire produced the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, as well as an ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Persian king in 400 BC, which helped to inspire the conquests of Alexander the Great.To tell the story of these momentous events, of the lives of great men and women, of the societies and cultures that produced them, and to explain how and why they came into conflict was the aim of Herodotus, 'the Father of History', whose account of the wars is our principal source and the first book to be called a 'history'.

Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior

Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior

499–479 BC

  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472825721
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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The Greco-Persian Wars (499–449 BCE) convulsed Greece, Asia Minor and the Near East for half a century. Through a series of bloody invasions and pitched battles, the mighty Persian Empire pitted itself against the smaller armies of the Greeks, strengthened through strategic alliances. This epic conflict also brought together two different styles of warfare: the Greek hoplite phalanx and the combined spear and projectile weapon-armed Persian infantry. Analysing the battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Plataea from the eyes of a soldier, this study explores the experience of front-line combat during the first two decades of the Greco-Persian Wars. Fully illustrated with modern photographs and archival images, and drawing directly on primary sources and the most authoritative recent research, this is the enthralling story of the fighting men of Greece and Persia and the tactics and technologies they employed.

Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

  • Author: William H. Stiebing Jr.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315511169
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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This introduction to the Ancient Near East includes coverage of Egypt and a balance of political, social, and cultural coverage. Organized by the periods, kingdoms, and empires generally used in Near Eastern political history, the text interlaces social and cultural history with the political narrative. This combination allows students to get a rounded introduction to the subject of Ancient Near Eastern history. An emphasis on problems and areas of uncertainty helps students understand how evidence is used to create interpretations and allows them to realize that several different interpretations of the same evidence are possible.This introduction to the Ancient Near East includes coverage of Egypt and a balance of political, social, and cultural coverage.

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200–63 BCE)

  • Author: Richard D. Nelson
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
  • ISBN: 1628370068
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 314
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A thorough overview of the history of ancient Israel for research and classroom use Richard D. Nelson charts the beginning of the Iron Age and the emergence of Israel and its literature, including the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the downfall of Israel, Judah in the Assyrian and Babylonian periods, Yehud and Persia, and the Hellenistic period. Each chapter provides a summary of the period under consideration, a historical reconstruction of the period, based on biblical and extrabiblical evidence; a critical study of the biblical literature deriving from or associated with the period, and theological conclusions that readers may draw from the relevant biblical texts. Features: Balanced coverage of controversial topics Extensive bibliographies at the beginning of each chapter Lists of rulers and key dates for reference and classroom use

Weapons & Warfare: Ancient and medieval weapons and warfare (to c. 1500)

Weapons & Warfare: Ancient and medieval weapons and warfare (to c. 1500)

  • Author: John Powell
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781587655951
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1260
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Presents information about weaponry, tactics, and modes of warfare worldwide, from ancient times to the present, and discusses the cultural, sociopolitical, and ethical aspects of weaponry and warfare.

Marathon

Marathon

The Battle That Changed Western Civilization

  • Author: Richard A. Billows
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective history. 10,000 Athenian citizens faced a Persian military force of more than 25,000. Greek victory appeared impossible, but the men of Athens were tenacious and the Persians were defeated. Following the battle, the Athenian hoplite army quickly covered 26.5 miles from Marathon to Athens to defend their port from the Persian navy. Although they had sped there in heavy armour, the Athenians won the battle and drove the Persian forces from Attica. Greek freedom ensued and the achievements of the culture became much of the basis for Western civilization. In this comprehensive and engrossing treatment, Richard A. Billows captures the drama of that day 2500 years ago and the ramifications it has had throughout Western history.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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The Ancient World

The Ancient World

A Social and Cultural History

  • Author: D. Brendan Nagle
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 373
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For courses in Ancient History (Ancient Near East - Egypt/Mesopotamia), Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome. The Ancient World is a comprehensive, multi-perspective, and integrated chronicle of the history of the ancient world, from Sumer to the fall of Rome, that explores the distinctive forms society took--particularly the unusual (by the standards of college students today) relationships between society and the state that characterized the social order of antiquity. By closely integrating social and cultural histories with the political, institutional, and military climates in which they unfolded, this text provides fascinating insights into family, gender relations, class structures, public vs. private realms, slavery, popular culture, religion, art, architecture, leisure styles, philosophy, science, and education, and explores their complex relationships to ideology and political events.

Thermopylae

Thermopylae

The Battle that Changed the World

  • Author: Paul Cartledge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 313
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An account of the 480 B.C. battle between the Persian forces of King Xerxes and the Spartans under King Leonidas links the battle's events and outcome to today's world, explaining how the invasion of Europe redefined international culture and class organization.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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