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Title:
The first clash : the miraculous Greek victory at Marathon and its impact on Western civilization
Author:
Lacey, Jim, 1958-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
xxxiii, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780553807349

9780553908121
Format :
Book

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