The Greek Wars
The Failure of Persia
By (author) George Cawkwell
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Greek Wars by George Cawkwell
Book DescriptionThe Greek Wars treats of the whole course of Persian relations with the Greeks from the coming of Cyrus in the 540s down to Alexander the Great's defeat of Darius III in 331 BC. Cawkwell discusses from a Persian perspective major questions such as why Xerxes' invasion of Greece failed, and how important a part the Great King played in Greek affairs in the fourth century. Cawkwell's views are at many points original: in particular, his explanation of how and why the Persian invasion of Greece failed challenges the prevailing orthodoxy, as does his view of the importance of Persia in Greek affairs for the two decades after the King's Peace. Persia, he concludes, was destroyed by Macedonian military might but moral decline had no part in it; the Macedonians who had subjected Greece were too good an army, but their victory was not easy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199299836
(215mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Cawkwell
Cyrene to Chaeronea, Hardback (October 2011)
A selection of the most important papers of the eminent historian of ancient Greece George Cawkwell. Cawkwell focuses upon the history, warfare, and politics of the fourth century BC, and subjects the key ancient sources - Xenophon, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Demosthenes - to close scrutiny, revealing when they can be trusted and when not.
Greek Wars, Hardback (March 2005)
Deals with the whole course of Persian relations with Greek states from the coming of Cyrus in the mid-sixth century BC, down to the defeat of Darius by Alexander the Great at the battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC.
Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War, Hardback (October 1997)
Understanding the history of Athens in the second half of the fifth century BC is largely dependent on the legacy of the historian Thucydides. Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible. This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing several controversial views.
History of My Times, Paperback (February 1979)» View all books by George Cawkwell
Details nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Presenting the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this title chronicles the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia.
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Author Biography - George Cawkwell
George Cawkwell is Emeritus Fellow, University College, Oxford.
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