Marathon 490 BC: The First Persian Invasion Of Greece by Nicholas Sekunda

By Nicholas Sekunda

This e-book starts off out, like many of the books within the Osprey Camapaign sequence, with a short description of the geopolitical state of affairs present among anti-Persian Greek coalition and Persia. It then is going compares and contrasts the Greek and Pesian armies. With recognize to commanders and numbers it doesn't do a foul activity yet with recognize to strategies and usual troop caliber, even though, it truly is vulnerable. The ebook then keeps with the Persian develop via Greece to Marathon. eventually the e-book (about 2/3 of ways via) describes the conflict itself. in contrast to lots of the Osprey crusade sequence it doesn't have a lot at the quick effects of this crusade even though it does have a piece at the battlefield for these having a wish to take an in-person travel.

The e-book has a couple of weaknesses, together with its rudimentary nature and the truth that its standpoint is nearly fullyyt from the Greek facet, yet for its dimension (96, approximately half that are representation) it offers an outstanding succinct intro for these trying to spend in simple terms an hour and a part or so in this subject. For these looking greater than a quick advent (and extra at the Persian point of view) a ebook like Professor Peter Green's "Greco-Persian Wars" will be hugely instructed.

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