The Battle of Marathon in Scholarship: Research, Theories and Controversies Since 1850
McFarland, 3 mag 2014 - 240 pagine
This is a thorough historiographic review of the Battle of Marathon. Full use is made of the major ancient sources and the debate over the value of Herodotus. The book covers the rise of the Persian Empire, relations between the Greeks and the Persian Empire and the Ionian revolt that set the stage for the Persian expedition in 490 that led to the Battle of Marathon. The book also examines the development of the Persian and Greek military systems, weapons, armor, fighting styles and military tactics. The battle itself is described along with the many questions, controversies and conflicting theories surrounding it, including an explanation of why the Athenians were able to defeat the mighty Persian Empire. The final chapter deals with the issue of the importance of the battle. The 1190 endnotes and bibliography of more than 400 sources dating from the 1850s to 2012 will allow readers to do more research on any of the topics covered.
Cosa dicono le persone - Scrivi una recensione
Nessuna recensione trovata nei soliti posti.
Altre edizioni - Visualizza tutto
accept Achaemenid adds agrees Alcmaeonidae ancient archaic archers Aristagoras armor arrows Artaphernes Astyages Athenian army Athenians Athens attack Battle ofMarathon Behistun inscription believes Billows bronze Cambyses campaign Cawkwell claims cleruchs concerning concludes Croesus Cyrus Darius Datis defeat Egypt enemy Eretria expedition fighting goes Greece Greek Hoplite Grundy Hammond Hanson helmet Herakleion Herodotus Herodotus tells Hignett Histiaeus historians hoplite hoplite battles hoplite’s horses Ibid infantry Ionian Revolt Jarva king Krentz Lacey Lazenby Macan Marathon Mardonius Megabates miles Miletus military Miltiades Myrcinus Naxian Naxos ofHellenic Studies ofhis ofthe othismos panoply percent Persian army Persian cavalry Persian Empire Persian fleet Persian forces Persian navy Persian War phalanx Phaleron Philippides Plataea points Pritchett probably ranks rejects route sailed Sardis says Schwartz Scott Sekunda sent shield signal ships Smerdis soldiers sources Spartans spear suggests tactics took triremes troops tyrants victory viewpoint Wallinga Warfare weapons Wees Xerxes