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Xerxes: A Persian Life

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Description for Xerxes: A Persian Life Hardback. The first full-scale account of a Persian king vilified by history Num Pages: 288 pages, 40 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 1QDAP; 3D; BGH; HBJF1; HBLA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 243 x 166 x 33. Weight in Grams: 696.
The first full-scale account of a Persian king vilified by history

Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486–465 B.C., has gone down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of Leonidas and the 300 against his army at Thermopylae is a byword for courage, while the failure of Xerxes’ expedition has overshadowed all the other achievements of his twenty-two-year reign.
In this lively and comprehensive new biography, Richard Stoneman shows how Xerxes, despite sympathetic treatment by the contemporary Greek writers Aeschylus and Herodotus, had his reputation destroyed by ... Read more

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Yale University Press
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About Richard Stoneman
Richard Stoneman is Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Exeter, and the author of numerous books. He lives in Devon, UK.

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'Recent scholarly approaches to the lives of ancient Iranian monarchs have opted for the Reception Studies approach, filtering the rulers through the long-lens of ancient and modern historiography. Not so Richard Stoneman. He boldly bucks the trend and in his Xerxes: A Persian Life proves that it is possible to write a very good biography of a long-dead Persian. He ... Read more

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