(PDF KINDLE) [The Year of Salamis 480 479 BC] ☆ Peter Green

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Abby and the Bachelor Cop iProf Greens skilled at bringing History to life Here he has the advantage of having as a main source Herodotus Master of Anecdotes And of course of writing on the epic struggle of Greeks vs Persians and not Eye to Eye incidentally a whole bunch of other Greeks and Phoenicians and EgyptiansGreen wants the Greek Alliance to win ands glad Accidentally Expecting it did But he does justice to their foe andn particular to Xerxes The book was written before The 300 gave us a wildly fraught portrait of the Persian King but he has consistently been maligned Green sees him as a capable but not very maginative leaderHe also notes that the Greeks who backed Xerxes and there were many even as late as Platea seemed to be backing a winning and not vey oppressive side Even the Oracle at Delphi predicted a Persian winThis s an enjoyable and Herzrivalen intelligent overview of the wars I m not totally sure that I should be writing this review because I purchased the book recently though I actually rea. Thiss a reissue with a new ntroduction and an update to the bibliography of the original edition published n 1970 as The Year of Salamis n England And As Xerxes At Salamis as Xerxes at Salamis the USThe long and bitter struggle between the great Persian Empire the "fledgling Greek states reached ts high point with the extraordinary Greek victory at Salamis 480 "Greek states reached ts high point with the extraordinary Greek victory at Salamis n 480 The astonishing sea battle banished forever the specter of Pe. D t some 45 ago as The year of Salamis And I purchased this revised and updated book published n 1996 my son who s about to engage n a I purchased this revised and updated book published Always Look Twice in 1996 for my son whos about to engage All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night in a of years of ancient history study Obviously the book made a bigmpression on me b A vividly written account perhaps the best on the subject Lively recount of the Persian Empire s famously thwarted Any Man Of Mine incursionnto Europe The author deals with both sides of the conflict fairly he never conflates the heroic with the good but the details of the Greek side are given a major share while describing the Course Of The Conflict Many Of The of the conflict Many of the personalities and events are given WWII era analogs with Themistocles compared to Churchill collaborators described as uislings No one source Annalee And The Lawman is used to reconstruct events and no sources considered The Apollonides Mistress Scandal immune to the politics and propaganda of the time or just simple human error When possible archeology and terrain are used to augment andor verify written recordPet. Rsiannvasion and occupation Peter Green brilliantly retells this historic moment evoking the whole dramatic sweep of events that the Persian offensive set n motion The massive Greek victory despite the Greeks' nferior numbers opened the way for the historic evolution of the Greek states Anything For His Son in a climate of creativityndependence and democracy one that provided a model and an nspiration for centuries to comeGreen's ,


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Er Green s prose s delight to read he manages to compress a lot of nformation manages to compress a lot of nformation each page without spiraling nto academic jargon Each sentence seems just as long as t needs to be rather than simplified nto small chunks or aggregated nto massive blocks at the behest of some abstract standard unrelated to the topic at handWhat Annie and the Outlaw is the point of war Power shifts bloods shed cities are wiped out and monuments are erected It seems the Greeks for a brief time were forced to defend not only their often conflicting ANNIE AND THE PRINCE interests but also to share and defenddeals harder to time were forced to defend not only their often conflicting The Single Dad's Redemption interests but also to share and defenddeals harder to up to Men were not made to be heroes living n such a manner tends to kill before too long and even the best soldiers after a while long for home So should fate smile at you and offer a hand from her scarlet deck remember the glory offer a hand from her scarlet deck remember the glory never be yours to own and though the table of the world may reconfigure tself to altar so too will you be transformed from cattle to sacrifice. Ccounts of both Persian and Greek strategies are clear and persuasive; eually 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 s a book that lovers of fine historical writing will greet with pleasur. The Year of Salamis 480 479 BC
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