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    DescriptionThis title follows the campaigns of Marathon, one of the epic stories of the ancient world. When the Ionian Revolt broke out in 499 BC, Athens angered the Persians by sending assistance to the Greeks of Asia. Having crushed the revolt, the Persian king, Darius, decided to punish Athens and landed his forces at Marathon some 26 miles from the city. Nine thousand Athenians and their allies marched to meet him, advancing onto the plain and driving the Persians back to their ships amid heavy fighting. Darius reputedly lost 6400 men to the Greeks 192 in a conclusive Greek victory, and a Greek runner was dispatched to Athens with the news of the victory in what became the first Marathon run.


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    Title
    Marathon 490 BC
    Subtitle
    The First Persian War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Sekunda
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841760001
    ISBN 10: 1841760005
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS027130
    DC21: 938.03
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DF225.4 .S45 2002
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, JWLF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Illustrations note
    55 b&w and 31 colour illustrations, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    01 November 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his Ph.D. in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British institute of Persian Studies. He has published numerous books and academic articles, and is currently teaching at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Torun, Poland.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; The Historical Background; The opening Stages of the Campaign; Greek Preparations; The Athenian Army; The Pre-Battle Phase; The Opening Battle; The Persian Rout; The Place of Marathon in History; Visiting the Battlefield; Bibliography; Index