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The first clash : the miraculous Greek victory at Marathon and its impact on Western civilization

Author: Jim Lacey
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A scholarly chronicle describes how Persian invaders were defeated by Greek defenders in the Battle of Marathon, in an account that reveals how an alternate outcome would have posed historical consequences to western civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Lacey
ISBN: 9780553807349 055380734X 9780553908121 055390812X
OCLC Number: 682145349
Description: xxxiii, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: An empire made in war --
An empire rises --
Looking to the West --
Empire at last --
The rise of Darius --
Trial by fire --
The might of Persia --
The rise of Greece --
The rise of Athens --
A state created for war --
Sparta vs. Athens --
Preliminary moves --
Persia returns to war --
Ionia revolts --
Sparta saves Greece --
Ways of war --
Giant vs. Lilliputian --
Persian warfare --
Hoplite warfare --
The Western way of war --
Battle --
The Persians sail --
The Plain of Marathon --
The day before --
Battle --
The great debates.
Responsibility: Jim Lacey.

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A scholarly chronicle describes how Persian invaders were defeated by Greek defenders in the Battle of Marathon, in an account that reveals how an alternate outcome would have posed historical consequences to western civilization.

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