The Battle of Marathon was historically the first victory in the establishment of Democracy. Through the pages of this book, published in 2010 on the occasion of 2,500th anniversary of the “mother of all battles”, the historical events are brought to life, enhanced by the lavish illustrations, and their influence on the development of Hellenic civilization is discussed.

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    The Battle of Marathon, with the resounding victory of the Athenians over the Persians in 490 BC, is a landmark in Greek as well as global history. It was a battle not just between two armies but between two civilizations with totally different value systems.

    The Greeks’ triumph in the Persian Wars (490-479 BC) was the outcome of their common struggle, for the first time, as a nation to defend their fatherland and the supreme ideal of freedom.

    The new political system of Athens, Democracy, succeeded in bringing able statesmen and military leaders to the fore, so creating the preconditions for vanquishing the foe.

    Through the pages of the book unfold, eloquently narrated and lavishly illustrated, the historical events and their impact on the development of Hellenic culture and the enhancement of its power, dissemination and longevity over the centuries.

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    Weight 770 g
    Dimensions 24.5 x 27.4 cm
    Binding

    Avaliable in

    Greek-English

    Pages

    128

    Images

    147

    Pages
    Images

Democracy
and the Battle of Marathon

26,50 22,52

The Battle of Marathon was historically the first victory in the establishment of Democracy. Through the pages of this book, published in 2010 on the occasion of 2,500th anniversary of the “mother of all battles”, the historical events are brought to life, enhanced by the lavish illustrations, and their influence on the development of Hellenic civilization is discussed.

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