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  • The Greco-Persian Wars

  • A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States, Including the Battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, and More
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Education & Learning, Education

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Greco-Persian Wars, then pay attention....

The Greco-Persian Wars are often portrayed as a battle between good and evil. This is simultaneously an exaggeration and an oversimplification, but there is no doubt that this war, or series of wars, fought between some of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient era helped to plot the course of human history that we have been following up until this very day. 

In The Greco-Persian Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States, Including the Battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, and More, you will discover topics such as:
 

  • On the Eve of War
  • The Ionian Revolt
  • Darius I Marches on Greece: The Battle of Marathon
  • The Interwar Years: Greece and Persia Prepare to Meet Again
  • The Invasion of Xerxes Part 1: The Battles of Thermopylae and Artemisium
  • The Invasion of Xerxes Part 2: The Battles of Salamis and Plataea
  • The Delian League Wars
  • The Aftermath of the War
  • The Greek Military
  • The Persian Military
  • And Much, Much More!

So if you want to learn more about the Greco-Persian wars, scroll up and click the "Buy" button!

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  • Terence Hamilton
  • 13-10-2019

I was excited to see this topic.

The is fantastic; there are two revelations that came upon me in the book: (1) While Thermopylae was highly inspirational for the Greeks - and the Spartan sacrifice a basis for rallying Greek morale - it was at the time strategically an unmitigated disaster for the Greek cause. The Greeks expected the Spartans and other Greek allied units to hold back the Persian horde for much, much longer than they actually did.

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  • Hester Robbins
  • 13-10-2019

This book was a very pleasant surprise.

I highly recommended; exciting listening with sound scholarship. This book was a very pleasant surprise. I expected a dry, academic work. But this book turns out to be a fascinatingly detailed military account of the Persian Wars that, while written in an almost journalistically readable narrative style, still has virtually every paragraph footnoted with reliable sources.

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  • Meghan Rush
  • 13-10-2019

Best ever, Greco-Persian Wars

I enjoyed the book, and it made me want to follow more about this era and also Persian history. While not emphasized, there is always the thought of what would life be like if the Greeks had lost. I think it would be a very different world, and that is to me what makes the story so significant.
Looking at the forces involved and the outcome is what makes it so exciting.

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  • Glenna Gould
  • 13-10-2019

A good overview

Remarkable likenesses of the significant characters. Some real insight into what life was like, how wars were fought. The story is very familiar, but the author brought new life to the events. The struggle is covered from start to finish in great detail. My only problem was the author's use of short phrases in several languages other than English that I didn't understand.

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  • Candice Coleman
  • 13-10-2019

I heartily recommend this book.

I listen to this as a follow-up to another book. The author does quote heavily from Herodotus. He also uses other semi-contemporary sources and some other significant books on the topic. I thought this was an excellent book. At least a quarter of the book was analysis — comparison of the sources and the theories of other authors to get the best idea of what happened.

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  • Kermit Schultz
  • 13-10-2019

A fascinating and brief look

It's not often that I feel like re-listening a history when I've just finished it, but this one is so far-reaching, and Captivating History writes with such accuracy and verve that I feel as though I should just start at the beginning and listen to it all over again, perhaps in tandem with some of the primary sources --
Herodotus, Plutarch, Diodorus Siculus.

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  • Fran Steele
  • 13-10-2019

Well written and Informative

Perhaps the most balanced and comprehensive overview of the Persian Wars, from the political background and machinations on both sides leading up to the battle of Marathon to the final defeat of the Persian army in Greece at Plataea and the breaking of Persian naval power in the Aegean shortly afterward off Samos.

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  • Day-2-Day
  • 12-10-2019

Wonderful book on Ancient Greek history

This book is awesome! So descriptive. Awesome! Buy this book to the conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States, including the Battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, and More.

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  • Green Love
  • 12-10-2019

This book is great! Totally recommend it

Excellent book.
Not only factual but quite entertaining to learn about Conflicts Between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States.

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  • Ramp Thompson
  • 12-10-2019

Incredible details and cool facts

A wonderful book, delightfully written and detailed accounting of the Greco Persian wars, written and described well for history lovers.

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  • Ernie Wilkinson
  • 14-10-2019

This is notable audible

The author, Captivating History, covers the main battles in just the right amount of detail. Specifically, he covers the battles of the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States, Including the Battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea.

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  • Beverley Riley
  • 14-10-2019

Excellent Synopsis of this Ancient Conflict

Overall, this book provides an excellent overview of the Greek and Persian Wars. It is easy to follow and organized in a clear chronological order.

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  • Harrison Olsen
  • 14-10-2019

A very nice overview.

Not a great scholarly work, but an advantageous starting point. I like "The Greco-Persian Wars" very much. They let me take an area that I am not familiar with and give me a perfect introduction.

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  • Prince Nixon
  • 14-10-2019

Osprey Guide to Greek-Persian Wars

Outstanding stiff with sufficient detail to whet the interest of anyone with even the slightest interest in the subject matter.
Great bargain for a modest price.

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  • Grant Richmond
  • 14-10-2019

A really concise book on Greco-Persian Wars

This is a good and concise summary of the Greek and Persian Wars. It effectively addresses the mainland and naval battles, as well as the contributions of the main characters. It is worthwhile listening for the history enthusiast.

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  • Calvin Martin
  • 14-10-2019

Excellent history.

The book was very informational on the battles of the Greco-Persian Wars.
I learned a lot from this book, glad I bought it.

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  • Randall Lyons
  • 14-10-2019

Great amount of info for a compact book.

It was a vast collection showing how the Greeks took the sails out of the Persian Empire. Before Marathon, the Greeks were terrified of the Persians. After Salamis, it was clear the Persians were never going to conquer them.

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  • JeromyAllison
  • 12-10-2019

Good Book.

Another great educational book that provides to the literature of world history about The Greco-Persian Wars
Fabulous job, Captivating History!!!

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  • JospehGrimes
  • 12-10-2019

Everything you always wanted to know about Wars

This audiobook was an exciting and informational about the Carolingian Empire and a guide to the Conflicts Between the Achaemenid Empire. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Oldman Powerless
  • 12-10-2019

A great summary of the issues.

I have perpetually been engaged in Greek history, so I was delighted to see this book and was not discouraged in it. It speaks about how the conflict started and provided a summary of the issues.

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