We all know about the Battle of Marathon, or do we?. In this enjoyable and engaging re-appraisal of one of history’s most famous battles the authors paint a vivid picture and overturn many ‘established facts’ with the use of archaeology . – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: Who Really Won The Battle Of Marathon? A Bold Re-appraisal Of One Of History's Most Famous Battles FILE: R3185 AUTHOR: Constntinos Lagos, Fotis Karyanos, translator John Carr PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Greeks, Persians, Athenian-led Greek force, land battles, sea battles, City States,Greek Hoplites, heavy infantry, light infantry, phalanx, infantry tactics, terrain, cavalry, democracy, Greek Camp, recorded history, myth and legend, the runner, archaeology ISBN: 1-52675-806-7 PAGES: 370 IMAGE: B3185.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/ycbyllcz LINKS: DESCRIPTION: We all know about the Battle of Marathon, or do we?. In this enjoyable and engaging re-appraisal of one of history's most famous battles the authors paint a vivid picture and overturn many 'established facts' with the use of archaeology . – Very Highly Recommended.
The days when many young people were taught Ancient Greek and studied history of the Greeks and Romans may be long gone but most people know something of the Battle of Marathon, if only of the story of the messenger who ran the epic distance to bring news of a great, and perhaps unexpected, victory. The myth and legend lives on in Marathon and Half-Marathon races. If anything is known of the actual battle today, it is the story of a small courageous Greek force of infantry who defeated a theoretically overwhelming Persian force. Where any more is known it is of absent Persian cavalry making it possible for the small Greek force to defeat the much larger Persian force through the use of superior tactics and raw courage of Greek warriors fighting for the survival of democracy and their home soil.
There has been much study by archaeologists over the years, but the news of their discoveries has gone largely unreported. The authors have used this work to help them tell a very credible story that stands established history of the battle on its head. This is a stirring tale that includes the authors’ identification of the Greek camp and gives due credit to the Greek Light Infantry for their part in tipping the balance in the favour of the Greeks.