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Green, Peter : The Greco-Persian Wars

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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 specter of Persian invasion and occupation. Peter Green brilliantly retells this historic moment, evoking the whole dramatic sweep of events that the Persian offensive set in motion. The massive Greek victory, despite the Greeks' inferior numbers, opened the way for the historic evolution of the Greek states in a climate of creativity, independence, and democracy, one that provided a model and an inspiration for centuries to come. Green's accounts of both Persian and Greek strategies are clear and persuasive; equally convincing are his everyday details regarding the lives of soldiers, statesmen, and ordinary citizens. He has first-hand knowledge of the land and sea he describes, as well as full command of original sources and modern scholarship. With a new foreword, "The Greco-Persian Wars" is a book that lovers of fine historical writing will greet with pleasure.
állapot:
kategória: Könyv > Idegennyelvű könyvek > Angol nyelvű >
kategória: Könyv > Történelem > Egyetemes történelem >
kategória: Könyv > Klasszika-filológia >
kiadó: University of California Press (1998)
cikkszám / ISBN: 9780520205734
kötés: kötve/egészvászon (kiadói, eredeti védőborítóban)
oldalszám: 344
könyv nyelve: angol
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