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Greco-Persian Wars

Greco-Persian Wars - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520203136

Cover of Greco-Persian Wars 96 (ISBN 978-0520203136)
ISBN13: 978-0520203136
ISBN10: 0520203135
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 1996
International: No

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Greco-Persian Wars - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520203136

Peter Green

ISBN13: 978-0520203136
ISBN10: 0520203135
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: University of California Press

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This is a reissue, with a new introduction and an update to the bibliography, of the original edition, published in 1970 asThe Year of Salamisin England and asXerxes at Salamisin 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 at Salamis in 480 B.C. The astonishing sea battle banished forever the specter of Persian invasion and occupation. Peter Green brilliantly retells this historic moment, evoking the whole dramatic sweep of events that the Persian offensive set in motion. The massive Greek victory, despite the Greeks' inferior numbers, opened the way for the historic evolution of the Greek states in a climate of creativity, independence, and democracy, one that provided a model and an inspiration for centuries to come. Green's accounts of both Persian and Greek strategies are clear and persuasive; equally convincing are his everyday details regarding the lives of soldiers, statesmen, and ordinary citizens. He has first-hand knowledge of the land and sea he describes, as well as full command of original sources and modern scholarship. With a new foreword,The Greco-Persian Warsis a book that lovers of fine historical writing will greet with pleasure.