Two Battles & Two Bills:
Marathon & the Athenian Fleet
By Johan Henrik Schreiner
Norwegian Institute at Athens / Paul Astroms Forlag
159 pages, Illustrated, 5 ¾" x 8 ¼"
$79.50 Paper Original
This little book was written by an indignant lifelong oarsman who started rowing in his schooldays; indignant because the rowers in the fleet have not been credited with any role in Athens' victory over the Persians in 490 BC. Nor have light-armed troops been given their due share in the glory.
It has all been usurped in favor of the heavy-armed hoplites at Marathon. Contents include: Herodotos and the hoplites of Marathon, The first Marathon: the Battle of Kallimakhos, The second Marathon: the Battle of Miltiades, The second Naval Bill of Themistokles, The Phantom Battle of Phaleron, Conclusion: Sources and Facts.
Monographs from the Norwegian Institute at Athens, Vol. 3
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