Cambridge Ancient History by John Boardman
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Cambridge Ancient History
By John Boardman

The Cambridge Ancient History

Persia, Greece and the Western Mediterranean, c.525-479 B.C. Ed.J.Boardman, etc v. 4 2nd Revised edition

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Cambridge Ancient History by John Boardman

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The years covered by this volume saw events and developments of major significance in the Mediterranean world. The first section of the book examines the Persian empire, the regions it comprised and its expansion during the reigns of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. In Greece, Sparta was attending maturity as the leader of a military coalition and Athens passed through a period of enlightened tyranny to a moderate democracy of dynamic energy and clear-sighted intelligence. Given the contrast between Greek ideas and Persian absolutism a clash between Greece and Persia became inevitable, and important chapters deal with the revolt of the Ionian Greeks against the Persians, and the two Persian invasions of Greece including the epic battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. The third part of the volume turns to the Western Mediterranean. Italy now becomes a significant factor in the history of the area and this section covers the Italic peoples and their languages from the Bronze to the Iron age, and examines the Etruscans and their culture. Sicily is the subject of the final chapter. There the Greek city-states under Gelon of Syracuse and Theron ruler of Acragas repelled a Carthaginian onslaught at the battle of Himera. This new edition has been completely replanned and rewritten in order to reflect the advances in scholarship and changes in perspective which have been taking place in the sixty years since the publication of its predecessor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521228046
ISBN-10: 0521228042
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 158mm x 72mm)
Pages: 946
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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