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The Greek and Persian Wars, 499-386 BC

Author: Philip De Souza
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2003.
Series: Essential histories, 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the series of wars between the Greeks and the Persian Empire, including coverage of the people, societies, and cultures that produced them.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip De Souza
ISBN: 1841763586 9781841763583
OCLC Number: 59467641
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Background to war: The coming of the Persians --
Warring sides: Persia, Sparta and Athens --
Outbreak: Dareios sends an expedition to Greece --
The fighting: Xerxes' invasion of Greece --
Portrait of a soldier: Aristodemos the Spartan --
The world around war: Persian Architecture --
Portraits of civilians: Demokedes and Demaratos --
How the wars ended: The Greeks attack the Persian Empire --
Conclusion and consequences: The Peloponnesian War.
Series Title: Essential histories, 36.
Responsibility: Philip de Souza.

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