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    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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    The Greek Wars
    The Failure of Persia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Cawkwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199299836
    ISBN 10: 0199299838

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 938.03
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 327.35038, 327.38035
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    21 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    George Cawkwell is Emeritus Fellow, University College, Oxford.
    Review quote
    A thorough reassessment of traditionally held beliefs about Greek-Persian relations...This work joins the serious works on Achaemenid history that scholars must consult Matthew Walters, Journal of the American Oriental Society a new book by one of the great figures of Greek history of the last half-century ... is not only highly readable but also provides bracing insights to any number of questions in Greek-Persian relations Thomas Harrison, Greece and Rome ...revisionist history at its very best...the most insightful and comprehensive analysis to date of Greek and Persian interaction John Marincola, Classical Journal
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. The subjection of the Greeks of Asia ; 3. 'The lands beyond the sea' ; 4. The Ionian Revolt ; 5. The conquest of Greece ; 6. The war in the East Aegean ; 7. Peace with Athens, 449-412 BC ; 8. The recovery of the Greeks of Asia ; 9. From the King's Peace to the end of the Social War ; 10. The end of the Achaemenids