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Herodotus: Histories Book VIII

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The Battle of Salamis was the first great (and unexpected) victory of the Greeks over the Persian forces under Xerxes, whose defeat had important consequences for the subsequent history and self-image of Europe. This battle forms the centre-piece of book VIII of Herodotus' Histories. The book also illuminates Greek views of themselves and of peoples from the East, the problematic relationships between different Greek states in the face of the invasion, and the role of the divine in history. This introduction and commentary ...

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Herodotus: Histories Book VIII
2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521575713

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Herodotus: Histories Book VIII
2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521573283

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