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The Resource The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter

The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter

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The Battle of Marathon
Title
The Battle of Marathon
Statement of responsibility
Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
How did the city-state of Athens defeat the invaders from Persia, the first world empire, on the plain of Marathon in 490 BCE? Clever scholars skeptical of our earliest surviving source, Herodotus, have produced one ingenious theory after another. In this stimulating new book, bound to provoke controversy, Peter Krentz argues that Herodotus was right after all. Beginning his analysis with the Athenians' first formalcontact with the Persians in 507 BCE, Krentz weaves together ancient evidence with travelers' descriptions, archaeological discoveries, geological surveys, and the experiences of modern reenactors and soldiers to tell his story. Krentz argues that before Marathon the Athenian army fought in a much less organized way than the standard view of the hoplite phalanx suggests: as an irregularly armed mob rather than a disciplined formation of identically equipped infantry. At Marathon the Athenians equipped all their fighters, including archers and horsemen, as hoplites for the first time. Because their equipment weighed only half as much as is usually thought, the Athenians and their Plataean allies could charge almost a mile at a run, as Herodotus says they did. Krentz improves on this account in Herodotus by showing why the Athenians wanted to do such a risky thing
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Krentz, Peter
Dewey number
938/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DF225.4
LC item number
.K74 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Yale library of military history
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  • Marathon, Battle of, Greece, 490 B.C
  • HISTORY
  • Greece
  • Slaget vid Marathon, 490fKr
  • Grekland
  • Marathon
Label
The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-224) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Athens' alliance with Darius -- Athens' victories over the Boeotians and Chalcidians -- The Ionian revolt -- Darius and the Greeks of Europe -- The armies arrive at Marathon -- The plain of Marathon -- When Marathon became a magic word -- After the fighting -- What if? -- Appendix A: Important ancient sources on Marathon -- Appendix B: The date of the battle
Control code
841170923
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unknown
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1 online resource (xx, 230 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299463714
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1m8j12
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841170923
Label
The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Athens' alliance with Darius -- Athens' victories over the Boeotians and Chalcidians -- The Ionian revolt -- Darius and the Greeks of Europe -- The armies arrive at Marathon -- The plain of Marathon -- When Marathon became a magic word -- After the fighting -- What if? -- Appendix A: Important ancient sources on Marathon -- Appendix B: The date of the battle
Control code
841170923
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299463714
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1m8j12
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841170923

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