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A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to a variety of new methods to the period.

• the 1st finished and obtainable survey of advancements within the learn of archaic GreecePlaces Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
• supplies equivalent emphasis to validated themes corresponding to tyranny and political reform and more recent topics like gender and ethnicity
• Combines money owed of old advancements with nearby surveys of archaeological facts and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
• Explores the influence of japanese and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
• makes use of archaeological and literary proof to reconstruct vast styles of social and cultural development

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And having lost at Marathon and headed round Cape Sounion to Phaleron, the cause of their surprising retreat was apparently the presence of the rapid Athenian hoplites (at inland Kynosarges, not on the beach of Phaleron). 132): the navy is non-existent in Herodotos' report of the year 490, having no say when the Persians preferred Marathon for Phaleron as an undisturbed place of landing, 45 or when they later decided to sail off from Phaleron. When soliciting Spartan aid before Marathon, it might have been an idea to send the messenger by a fast vessel to Thyrea, modern Astros, and let him run from there to Sparta.

V. alsos. Clement of Alexandria, Strom. 162, has Miltiades launching a night attack. Hammond, a remarkably fast walker in his younger days, has the Athenians meeting in the Assembly and marching out to Marathon on the very day of the Persian landing, and later on he has them hurrying back to Athens on the day of their victory. His Plataians arc informed the same day of the Persian landing at Marathon, and they are able to join the Athenians at Marathon 42 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37.

Most likely the heroic deaths of the leading Athenians were all shown in this part, wherefore Herodotos locates the deaths of the polemarch Kallimakhos and the stratege Stesilaos in this area (114). In actual fact, Kallimakhos will not have fallen in l\1iltiades' battle B, the object of the painting; he will have died after his own battle A, from wounds inflicted there. Also from the painting, in which the fleeing Persians were shown tumbling into their ships, must come Herodotos' odd idea that immediately after suffering defeat in the plain, most of the Persians managed to escape their pursuers by going· on board their ships and sailing off.

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