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479 BC - 479 BC Deaths, Confucius, Battle of Plataea, Battle of Mycale, Mardonius, Aristodemus of Sparta, Sestos (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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479 BC - 479 BC Deaths, Confucius, Battle of Plataea, Battle of Mycale, Mardonius, Aristodemus of Sparta, Sestos (Paperback):...

479 BC - 479 BC Deaths, Confucius, Battle of Plataea, Battle of Mycale, Mardonius, Aristodemus of Sparta, Sestos (Paperback)

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Chapters: Battle of Plataea, Battle of Mycale, Sestos. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 45. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Battle of Plataea - The Greek city-states of Athens and Eretria had supported the unsuccessful Ionian Revolt against the Persian Empire of Darius I in 499494 BC. The Persian Empire was still relatively young, and prone to revolts amongst its subject peoples. Moreover, Darius was a usurper, and had spent considerable time extinguishing revolts against his rule. The Ionian revolt threatened the integrity of his empire, and Darius thus vowed to punish those involved (especially those not already part of the empire). Darius also saw the opportunity to expand his empire into the fractious world of Ancient Greece. A preliminary expedition under Mardonius, in 492 BC, to secure the land approaches to Greece ended with the re-conquest of Thrace and forced Macedon to become a client kingdom of Persia. An amphibious task force was then sent out under Datis and Artaphernes in 490 BC, successfully sacking Naxos and Eretria, before moving to attack Athens. However, at the ensuing Battle of Marathon, the Athenians won a remarkable victory, which resulted in the withdrawal of the Persian army to Asia. A map showing the Greek world at the time of the battleDarius therefore began raising a huge new army with which he meant to completely subjugate Greece. However, he died before the invasion could begin. The throne of Persia passed to his son Xerxes I, who quickly re-started the preparations for the invasion of Greece, including building two pontoon bridges across the Hellespont. In 481 BC, Xerxes sent ambassadors around Greece asking for earth and water as a gesture of their submission, but making the very deliberate omission of Athens and Sparta (both of whom were at open wa...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=349571

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2011
First published: October 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-00112-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-00112-9
Barcode: 9781156001127

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