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The Battle of Marathon

Author: Peter Krentz
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Yale library of military history.
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"Beginning his analysis with the Athenians' first formal contact with the Persians in 507 B.C., [Peter] Krentz weaves together ancient evidence with travelers' descriptions, archaeological discoveries, geological surveys, and the experiences of modern reenactors and soldiers to tell his story. Krentz argues that before Marathon the Athenian army fought in a much less organized way than the standard view of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krentz, Peter.
Battle of Marathon.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)777372313
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Krentz
ISBN: 9780300120851 0300120850
OCLC Number: 539086888
Description: xx, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Athens' alliance with Darius --
Athens' victories over the Boeotians and Chalcidians --
The Ionian revolt --
Darius and the Greeks of Europe --
The armies arrive at Marathon --
The plain of Marathon --
When Marathon became a magic word --
After the fighting --
What if? --
Appendix A: Important ancient sources on Marathon --
Appendix B: The date of the battle.
Series Title: Yale library of military history.
Responsibility: Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter.

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Beginning his analysis with the Athenians' first formal contact with the Persians in 507 BCE, this title weaves together ancient evidence with travellers' descriptions, archaeological discoveries,  Read more...

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