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Marathon : how one battle changed Western civilization

Author: Richard A Billows
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the decisive military confrontation between Greek and Persian forces that led to an unexpected victory for the Greeks and the establishment of Greek cultural practices that became the basis for much of Western civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Billows, Richard A.
Marathon.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2010
(OCoLC)760170792
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Billows
ISBN: 9781590201688 159020168X 9780715639085 0715639080
OCLC Number: 426803484
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Ancient Greeks in the seventh and sixth centuries B.C.E. --
The rise of the Persian Empire --
The Athenian city-state about 500 B.C.E. --
The growth of conflict between Persians and Greeks --
The Battle of Marathon --
The consequences of the Battle of Marathon.
Responsibility: Richard A. Billows.

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The Battle of Marathon in 490 BC is not only the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians but, arguably a defining event for Western civilisation. This title presents  Read more...

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