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The Greco-Persian wars

Author: Peter Green; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
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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 spectre of Persian invasion and occupation. Peter Green brilliantly recounts this historic moment, evoking the whole dramatic sweep of events that the Persian offensive set in motion. The massive  Read more...
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Named Person: Xerxes, King of Persia; Xerxes, King of Persia; Xerxes, King of Persia; Xerxès, roi des Perses); Xeres, ((roi des perses ;
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Green; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0520205731 9780520205734 0520203135 9780520203136
OCLC Number: 33819848
Notes: Revised edition of: Xerxes at Salamis. 1970.
Description: xxvii, 344 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Darius and the west --
The legacy of Marathon --
Waiting for the barbarian --
The corner-stone of freedom --
The wooden wall --
The doors of the Peloponnese --
The last enemy.
Responsibility: Peter Green.
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