Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
Publish date: August 3rd 2006
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Military History
, World History
I recently read The Classical World by Robin Lane Fox, which makes only a passing mention of the Battle at Thermopylae, Battle of Salamis and the invasion of Greece by Xerxes, King of Persia. So I decided to fill in the gap with Persian Fire by Tom Holland.The author provides a well written narrati...
The title of this book would lead a reader (this reader, anyway) to believe the focus to be the Achaemenid Empire and it's leading men, Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes, leading up to and through the clash between Persia and Greece. That assertion is an error of scope, as Holland looks not only at the rise...
Dedication: For Jamie and CarolineMaps and a timeline, foot notes, diagrams and glossy colour photographs. Timeline (very useful), Notes, Bibliography, Index. Excellent readListen now to a further point: no living thingHas a beginning, nor does it end in death and obliteration;There is only a mixing...