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The Gates of Athens (Bk 1)

The Gates of Athens (Bk 1)
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S0004446826 Igg
Adult Fiction Historical   Griffith . Available .  
S0008045240 F Igg
Adult Fiction   Narrandera . Available .  
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ISBN 9780241351246
Call Number F Igg
Author Iggulden, Conn
Title The Gates of Athens (Bk 1)
Place of production London : Michael Joseph, 2020
Series Athenian 1
Notes Includes historical note.
490 BC. King Darius of Persia has brought about a golden age, a world of prosperity and peace. He would make the Greeks part of that greater nation, if they would just lay down their spears and shields - and call him king. The people of Athens have known tyrants before. Instead of kings, they have the Assembly, where each man can vote and be heard. Though a vast empire shakes the earth, they will not give up what they have won. When the enemy comes, Athenians march to a place known as Marathon. Those present will set the path for all Greece: Aeschylus the playwright, Themistocles the self-made man, Aristides the Just - and Xanthippus, father to Pericles. In time, another son of Persia will decide their fates. He will bring a great host, a leviathan of land and sea. Yet as waves crash against the shore at Thermopylae, a small force may yet choose to stand against him - and refuse to give away.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Marathon, Battle of, Greece, 490 B.C
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C
Sparta (Extinct city) -- History
Athens (Greece) -- History
Greece -- Athens
Greece -- Sparta (Extinct city)
Genre Historical
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