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The Shield of Marathon

The Shield of Marathon Author Rory Headren
ISBN-10 1912183129
Release 2017-09-27
Pages 320
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At the Battle of Marathon, Attica, in 490 BC, only tiny Plataea answered the call to all Hellenes for reinforcements, sending her entire army to fght side by side with Athens and her allies, thus for all time sharing the glory of that miraculous day when their greatly outnumbered forces defeated a mighty Persian army. All those who'd made their lasting sacrifice at Marathon were forever remembered on a roll of honour. Foremost on this list of martyrs was the name of Agristones, saviour of the Athenian general Miltiades; hero of Marathon. Using his own shield to protect Miltiades from the Persian swords beating down on him, Agristones' body was cut to pieces but Miltiades lived to win the battle, save Athens, and the valued freedoms of Hellas. This same hoplon of battle scarred bronze, the remnants of which still survived beneath its heavy adornment of gold plates and precious stones, was housed in the Temple of Athena, an idolised and sacred relic, venerated not only by Plataeans, but by all Hellenes. In 431 BC, war reached the walls of Plataea, and 'The Shield' became a much sought after prize by powerful, unscrupulous men, and an ambitious woman, to be used for their own ends. This story follows the first seven years of the devastating Peloponnesian War, and the desperate struggle of the Plataeans for survival - against friends and foes.



Marathon

Marathon Author Richard Billows
ISBN-10 9780715642450
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 304
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The Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. is not only the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians but, arguably a defining event for Western civilisation. John Stuart Mill famously proposed "the Battle of Marathon, even as an event in British history, is more important than the Battle of Hastings." Richard A. Billows starts by providing a rich and detailed overview of the Greek world at a time leading up to Marathon, including an examination of the Greek concept of 'bestness' and a look at a prosperous, democratic Athens under Kleisthenes, which could, for the first time, deploy a citizen army in full panoply, to devastating effect against the lightly outfitted Persian infantry, despite its greater numbers. Key players include the Athenian general Miltiades, who, from the point of view of military history, was the first to utilize a totally oufitted hoplite phalanx to its fullest and develop the groundbreaking battle tactics in advance of the contest that provided the fulcrum for the Greeks' victory over King Darius' Persian army. The legend of the Greek messenger Philippides running twenty-six miles from Marathon to Athens with news of the Greek victory is the inspiration for our modern day marathon race, introduced at the Athens Olympic Games of 1896. Billows suggests, however, that the sources present it differently; with two runs- the messenger running 280 miles round trip to Sparta to ask for aid, and the entire Greek army in full panoply, after fierce ad exhausting fighting, marching at a rapid speed back to Athens in the event they were needed to defend its port.



The Battle of Marathon

The Battle of Marathon Author Peter Krentz
ISBN-10 9780300168808
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 272
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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 formal contact 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.



The Battle of Marathon in Scholarship

The Battle of Marathon in Scholarship Author Dennis L. Fink
ISBN-10 9780786479733
Release 2014-05-08
Pages 240
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This is a thorough historiographic review of the Battle of Marathon. Full use is made of the major ancient sources and the debate over the value of Herodotus. The book covers the rise of the Persian Empire, relations between the Greeks and the Persian Empire and the Ionian revolt that set the stage for the Persian expedition in 490 that led to the Battle of Marathon. The book also examines the development of the Persian and Greek military systems, weapons, armor, fighting styles and military tactics. The battle itself is described along with the many questions, controversies and conflicting theories surrounding it, including an explanation of why the Athenians were able to defeat the mighty Persian Empire. The final chapter deals with the issue of the importance of the battle. The 1190 endnotes and bibliography of more than 400 sources dating from the 1850s to 2012 will allow readers to do more research on any of the topics covered.



Marathon

Marathon Author Richard Billows
ISBN-10 9780715642450
Release 2011-10-20
Pages 304
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The Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. is not only the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians but, arguably a defining event for Western civilisation. John Stuart Mill famously proposed "the Battle of Marathon, even as an event in British history, is more important than the Battle of Hastings." Richard A. Billows starts by providing a rich and detailed overview of the Greek world at a time leading up to Marathon, including an examination of the Greek concept of 'bestness' and a look at a prosperous, democratic Athens under Kleisthenes, which could, for the first time, deploy a citizen army in full panoply, to devastating effect against the lightly outfitted Persian infantry, despite its greater numbers. Key players include the Athenian general Miltiades, who, from the point of view of military history, was the first to utilize a totally oufitted hoplite phalanx to its fullest and develop the groundbreaking battle tactics in advance of the contest that provided the fulcrum for the Greeks' victory over King Darius' Persian army. The legend of the Greek messenger Philippides running twenty-six miles from Marathon to Athens with news of the Greek victory is the inspiration for our modern day marathon race, introduced at the Athens Olympic Games of 1896. Billows suggests, however, that the sources present it differently; with two runs- the messenger running 280 miles round trip to Sparta to ask for aid, and the entire Greek army in full panoply, after fierce ad exhausting fighting, marching at a rapid speed back to Athens in the event they were needed to defend its port.



Marathon

Marathon Author David J. Califf
ISBN-10 9780791066799
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 101
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Presents the story of the Battle of Marathon, a landmark battle in ancient history.



Marathon

Marathon Author Gary Smailes
ISBN-10 9781445108414
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 128
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Take up your weapons and prepare to fight your own battle in these all-action, interactive adventures, in which you take part in epic battles from throughout history. It is 490 BCE and the ancient city of Athens is under threat. The Persians have sailed across the ocean to invade your land, and now camp on the plains of Marathon, just a few miles from Athens. You are Miltiades, an old warrior with one last chance to prove your loyalty to the city you love. You will command the mighty Greek Hoplite army as it attempts to halt the Persian invasion and save Athens...



Greek Warfare From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Greek Warfare  From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great Author Lee L. Brice
ISBN-10 9781610690706
Release 2012-10-17
Pages 308
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This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life



From Marathon to Santiago

From Marathon to Santiago Author Charles King
ISBN-10 WISC:89003191657
Release 1899
Pages 870
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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo by Edward Creasy

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo by Edward Creasy Author Edward Creasy
ISBN-10 IBNR:CR100813588
Release 1867
Pages 639
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Life Is A Marathon

Life Is A Marathon Author D. Chongo Mundende
ISBN-10 9781465307392
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 188
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Life Is a Marathon Running promotes healthy living. Running marathons is a worldwide phenomenon. More and more people are training for and completing the ultimate running distance, 26.2 miles or 42 kilometers in a day, while they are still standing, alive, coherent, and in need of no medical attention. Running marathons requires careful preparation, planning, and execution. The runner needs a lot of patience and internal mental fortitude to do well. Many principles of running apply to those of living a committed Christian life. In living a Christian life, you need the assurance that Jesus loves you. Christ living in you transforms your life. Living a Christian life requires patience, endurance, and discipline. Both Christians and runners experience highs and lows, as well as expected and unexpected turns of events. Sometimes the road is lonely and wearying, but it ultimately ends in inexpressible joy to those who find themselves at the finish line to receive their reward. However, while running may yield temporal and perishable rewards, living a Christian life brings eternal and everlasting rewards. Life Is a Marathon contains information that may transform your life.



Anderson V Marathon Petroleum Company

Anderson V  Marathon Petroleum Company Author
ISBN-10 UILAW:0000000022030
Release 1986
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The Great Battles of All Nations from Marathon to Santiago 490 B C A D 1898

The Great Battles of All Nations from Marathon to Santiago  490 B  C   A D  1898 Author Archibald Wilberforce
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433082410287
Release 1899
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The great battles of all nations from Marathon to the surrender of Cronje in South Africa

The great battles of all nations from Marathon to the surrender of Cronje in South Africa Author Archibald Wilberforce
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027917932
Release 1899
Pages 1006
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The First Clash

The First Clash Author Jim Lacey
ISBN-10 9780553908121
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 272
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A compelling and provocative read . . . With a soldier’s eye, Jim Lacey re-creates the battle of Marathon in all its brutal simplicity.”—Barry Strauss, author of Masters of Command Marathon—one of history’s most pivotal battles. Its name evokes images of almost superhuman courage, endurance, and fighting spirit. In this eye-opening book, military analyst James Lacey takes a fresh look at Marathon and reveals why the battle happened, how it was fought, and whether, in fact, it saved Western civilization. Lacey brilliantly reconstructs the world of the fifth century B.C. leading up to the astonishing military defeat of the Persian Empire by the vastly undermanned Greek defenders. With the kind of vivid detail that characterizes the best modern war reportage, he shows how the heavily armed Persian army was shocked and demoralized by the relentless assault of the Athenian phalanx. He reveals the fascinating aftermath of Marathon, how its fighters became the equivalent of our “Greatest Generation,” and challenges the legacy and lessons that have often been misunderstood—perhaps, now more than ever, at our own peril. Immediate, visceral, and full of new analyses that defy decades of conventional wisdom, The First Clash is a superb interpretation of a conflict that indeed made the world safe for Aristotle, Plato, and our own modern democracy. “With a fresh eye to tactics, strategy, and military organization, and with his text grounded in direct experience of the troops on the battlefield, James Lacey gives us not only new understanding of how the Athenians managed to win but also a greater appreciation of the beginning of a long tradition of Western military dynamism that we take for granted today.”—Victor Davis Hanson, author of Carnage and Culture “Lacey’s swords-and-shields approach will absorb readers ever fascinated by the famous battles of antiquity.”—Booklist “A lively and rewarding read.”—Charleston Post and Courier “Exemplary . . . Lacey, a veteran of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions and a professor at the Marine War College, brings to the tale of Marathon the practical experiences of the combat soldier and an intellectual sensibility.”—The New Criterion From the Trade Paperback edition.



Marathon

Marathon Author Christian Cameron
ISBN-10 9781409114109
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 400
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Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of the world... Arimnestos of Plataea grew up wanting to be a bronzesmith, like his father. Then, in the chaos of war, he was taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave. To win his freedom he had to show that he could fight and kill. Now, to preserve that freedom, he must kill again. For the Persians are coming. A vast army sent by King Darius to put down the rebellious Greeks and burn the city of Athens to the ground. Standing against them on the plain of Marathon is a much smaller force of Athenians, alongside their Plataean allies. To defeat such overwhelming force seems impossible. And yet to yield would mean the destruction of everything the Greeks have dreamed of. In the dust and heat of Marathon, in the clash of shields and the rush of spears, amid the thunder of hooves and the screams of the dying, those dreams will undergo their fiercest test - and Arimnestos and his Greek comrades will discover the true price of freedom.



Behind the Wall to the Boston Marathon 2016

Behind the Wall to the Boston Marathon 2016 Author Bill O'Shields
ISBN-10 1498468101
Release 2016-03-24
Pages 122
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My book will show you there's always hope with God. It will show you how my life went from being troubled to spending the vast majority of my younger years in and out of penitentiaries until at my lowest point I called on God and was ultimately led to running. I've since made numerous friends and found the running community to not only be a positive group of people but a group I've grown to love like family. I've found strong revelations while on the run and it's not just a form of exercise but a lifestyle. I've had the pleasure of meeting some very big names in the running industry along the way and they're as down to Earth as you or me. Anyone that you may know that's struggling with a troubled life may be lifted or given hope by my transformation. Bill O'Shields, from South Carolina. An avid runner. I've completed 13 marathons with a personal best of 3:11:49 and my highest finishing position being 11th overall and 2nd in the Master's Division in the Run Hard Marathon in Columbia 2014, 3 Ultra 50k trail races with one of those resulting in first overall male. I was featured in the Nov. 2011 Issue of Runner's World Magazine. I love the mountains and am truly blessed to live at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Have a blessed day and happy running everyone!