Marathon 490 BC: The First Persian Invasion Of Greece by Nicholas SekundaMarathon 490 BC: The First Persian Invasion Of Greece by Nicholas Sekunda

Marathon 490 BC: The First Persian Invasion Of Greece

byNicholas SekundaIllustratorRichard Hook

Paperback | October 18, 2002

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Osprey's study of the first Persian invasion of Greece in 490 BC. The story of the Marathon campaign is an epic of the Ancient World. When the Ionian Greeks revolted against their Persian overlords in 499 BC, the cities of Athens and Eretria came to their aid. The Persian King Darius swore vengeance and in 490BC a fleet of 600 ships packed with troops was sent to take revenge on the Athenians. At Marathon the Greeks met the Persians in battle and drove them in rout back to their ships. The moral effect of this victory was enormous - for the first time a Greek army had defeated the Persians and demonstrated the superiority of hoplite tactics.
Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his Ph.D. in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British institute of Persian Studies. He has ...
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Title:Marathon 490 BC: The First Persian Invasion Of GreeceFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 18, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841760005

ISBN - 13:9781841760001

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Table of Contents

Introduction/The Historical Background/The opening Stages of the Campaign/Greek Preparations/The Athenian Army/The Pre-Battle Phase/The Opening Battle/The Persian Rout/The Place of Marathon in History/Visiting the Battlefield/Bibliography/Index