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Athens Burning The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of Attica

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ISBN-10: 1421421968

ISBN-13: 9781421421964

Edition: 2016

Authors: Robert Garland

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Between June 480 and August 479 BC, tens of thousands of Athenians evacuated, following King Xerxes' victory at the Battle of Thermopylae. Abandoning their homes and ancestral tombs in the wake of the invading Persian army, they sought refuge abroad. Women and children were sent to one safe haven, the elderly to another, while all men of military age were conscripted into the fleet. During this difficult year of exile, the city of Athens was set on fire not once, but twice. In Athens Burning, Robert Garland explores the reasons behind the decision to abandon Attica, the peninsular region of Greece that includes Athens, while analyzing the consequences, both material and psychological, of…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/26/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.90" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English