The Resource The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter, (electronic book)

The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter, (electronic book)

Label
The Battle of Marathon
Title
The Battle of Marathon
Statement of responsibility
Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How did the city-state of Athens defeat the invaders from Persia, the first world empire, on the plain of Marathon in 490 BCE? Clever scholars skeptical of our earliest surviving source, Herodotus, have produced one ingenious theory after another. In this stimulating new book, bound to provoke controversy, Peter Krentz argues that Herodotus was right after all. Beginning his analysis with the Athenians' first formalcontact with the Persians in 507 BCE, Krentz weaves together ancient evidence with travelers' descriptions, archaeological discoveries, geological surveys, and the experiences of modern reenactors and soldiers to tell his story. Krentz argues that before Marathon the Athenian army fought in a much less organized way than the standard view of the hoplite phalanx suggests: as an irregularly armed mob rather than a disciplined formation of identically equipped infantry. At Marathon the Athenians equipped all their fighters, including archers and horsemen, as hoplites for the first time. Because their equipment weighed only half as much as is usually thought, the Athenians and their Plataean allies could charge almost a mile at a run, as Herodotus says they did. Krentz improves on this account in Herodotus by showing why the Athenians wanted to do such a risky thing
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Krentz, Peter
Dewey number
938/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF225.4
LC item number
.K74 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Marathon, Battle of, Greece, 490 B.C
  • Greece
Label
The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10687941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 230 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Battle of Marathon, Peter Krentz ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Dennis Showalter, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10687941
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 230 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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