The Story of the Persian War

by Alfred J. Church

Description:  Stirring account of the Greeks' encounters with the Persians in the 5th century B.C., including the battle of Marathon, the defense of Thermopylae, and the battle of Salamis, all retold from the history of Herodotus. Illustrations from sculptures and vases accompany the text.

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Ages:  12-15
Length:  211 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color (ebook)
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-330-8
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. Of the Revolt of Miletus

2. Of the Taking of Miletus

3. Of the First War against Greece

4. Of the Battle of Marathon

5. Of the Sons of Alcmaeon and the End of Miltiades

6. How Preparation Was Made for the Second War

7. Of the Setting Forth of Xerxes

8. Of the March of Xerxes

9. How Xerxes Crossed Over into Europe and of His Army

10. Of the March of Xerxes

11. Of the Preparations of the Greeks

12. Of the Army and the Ships of Xerxes

13. Of the Battle of Thermopylae

14. Of the Battle of Thermopylae (continued)

15. Of the Ships of the Greeks at Artemesium

16. Of the Departure of the Greeks from Artemesium

17. Of the Greeks at Salamis and of the City of Athens

18. Of the Battle of Salamis

19. Of the Flight of Xerxes

20. Of the Preparing of the Persians and of the Greeks

21. Of the Battle of Plataea

22. Of the Battle at Mycale

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