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Athens burning : the Persian invasion of Greece and the evacuation of Attica /
Robert Garland.
imprint
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.
description
xiii, 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
142142195X, 1421421968, 1421421976, 9781421421957, 9781421421964, 9781421421971
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imprint
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.
isbn
142142195X
1421421968
1421421976
9781421421957
9781421421964
9781421421971
contents note
The Origins -- The Evacuation -- The First Burning -- The Second Burning -- The Post-War Period.
abstract
"In this next offering for the Witness to Ancient History series, Robert Garland writes about the Persian invasion of Greece in the 5th century BC. After introducing the reader to the contextual background of the Greco-Persian Wars, including the famous Battle of Marathon, Garland describes the various stages of the invasion from both the Persian and Greek point of view. He focuses on the Greek evacuation of Attica (the peninsular region of Greece that includes Athens), the siege of the Acropolis, the eventual defeat of the Persians by Athenian and Spartan armies, and the return of the Greek people to their land. Coming off his 2014 PUP book on the experience of diaspora in ancient Greece, Garland is well placed to speak authoritatively on this important time in ancient history when the Greeks had to flee their homeland. Garland is an experienced and productive writer whose experience producing video lecture courses for The Great Courses company makes him an ideal author for this introductory volume"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
10818483
 
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