Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2004
Combining his encyclopaedic interests and curiosity about the customs and workings of humankind, the "Father of History" gives us an unforgettable account of the great clash between Greece and the Persian Empire. In his matchless study of persons, places, and events, Herodotus recounts the rise of Lydia, and the ascendancy of the kingdom of Persia under kings Cyrus, Cambyses, Darius, and Xerxes; the exotic customs of Egypt; and the stirring events at Thermopylae and Salamis.
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by Peter Green - University of California Press
History, like Herakleitos' river, never stands still. This collection of essays shares a collective sense of discovery and a sparking of new ideas -- it is a welcome beginning to the reexploration of a fascinatingly complex age.
by Jon D. Mikalson - University of California Press
Drawing from epigraphical, historical, literary, and archaeological sources, Mikalson traces the religious cults and beliefs of Athenians from the battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. to the devastation of Athens by Sulla in 86 B.C.
The Greco-Persian Wars were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and city-states of the Hellenic world. Contents: Ionian Revolt; First and Second Persian invasion of Greece; Wars of the Delian League; Combatants; etc.
by J. B. Bury - MacMillan
Contents: Beginnings of Greece and the heroic age; Expansion of Greece; Growth of Sparta; Union of Attica and the foundation of the Athenian democracy; Advance of Persia to the Aegean; Persian and Punic invasions; Foundation of the Athenian empire.