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    DescriptionPublished to coincide with Marathon's 2500th anniversary, a riveting history of the historic battle The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective history. 10,000 Athenian citizens faced a Persian military force of more than 25,000. Greek victory appeared impossible, but the men of Athens were tenacious and the Persians were defeated. Following the battle, the Athenian hoplite army ran 26.5 miles from Marathon to Athens to defend their port from the Persian navy. Although they had just run the great distance in heavy armor, the Athenians won the battle and drove the Persian forces from Attica. Greek freedom ensued and the achievements of the culture became much of the basis for Western civilization. In this comprehensive and engrossing treatment, Richard Billows captures the drama of that day 2500 years ago and the ramifications it has had throughout Western history.


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    Title
    Marathon
    Subtitle
    How One Battle Changed Western Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard A Billows
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590201688
    ISBN 10: 159020168X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 938.03
    DC22: 938.03
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DF225.4 .B55 2010
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    21 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Billows conceptualizes the fateful one-day battle between Persian Empire and the Albanian city-state with an engrossing narrative" -- "Foreword Magazine"