The Battle of Marathon / Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter.

How did the city-state of Athens defeat the invaders from Persia, the first world empire, on the plain of Marathon in 490 BCE? Clever scholars skeptical of our earliest surviving source, Herodotus, have produced one ingenious theory after another. In this stimulating new book, bound to provoke contr...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Krentz, Peter (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series:Yale library of military history.
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Table of Contents:
  • Athens' alliance with Darius
  • Athens' victories over the Boeotians and Chalcidians
  • The Ionian revolt
  • Darius and the Greeks of Europe
  • The armies arrive at Marathon
  • The plain of Marathon
  • When Marathon became a magic word
  • After the fighting
  • What if?
  • Appendix A: Important ancient sources on Marathon
  • Appendix B: The date of the battle.