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28%OFFWilliam Shepherd - The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices - 9781472808639 - V9781472808639
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The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices

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Description for The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices Hardback. The Greco-Persian War gave us one of the most iconic battles in history, Thermopylae. This new retelling of the monumental Historia of Herodotus re-creates that epic conflict. Num Pages: 296 pages, 40 col. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 1QDAP; 3D; HBJD; HBJF; HBLA; HBW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 153. .
'An exciting, highly informative and also enjoyable read: Shepherd writes with clarity and verve… this book should find its way into the hands of all schools, universities and lovers of Herodotus.' - Peter Jones, Classics for All Weaving together the accounts of the ancient historian Herodotus with other ancient sources, this is the engrossing story of the triumph of Greece over the mighty Persian Empire. The Persian War is the name generally given to the first two decades of the period of conflict between the Greeks and the Persians that began in 499 BC and ended around 450. ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC United Kingdom
Number of pages
296
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2019
Condition
New
Number of Pages
512
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781472808639
SKU
V9781472808639
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About William Shepherd
William Shepherd studied classics at Clare College, Cambridge, in the 1960s and then embarked on a career in publishing which finally brought him to Osprey, where he retired as chief executive in 2007. He is author of The Persian War (Cambridge, 1982), translated from Herodotus, and was joint editor of the Osprey Military Journal. He lives in the Cherwell Valley, ... Read more

Reviews for The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices
Distinguished military historian of the Persian Wars William Shepherd [...] shows himself to be also a most sensitive interpreter of those Wars’ original historian Herodotus. With Shepherd as our guide and Herodotus by our side this key moment in West-East relations is given its full cultural and strategic due.
PAUL CARTLEDGE, A.G. LEVENTIS SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW OF CLARE ... Read more

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