Two Battles & Two Bills:
Marathon & the Athenian Fleet

By Johan Henrik Schreiner
December 2004
Norwegian Institute at Athens / Paul Astroms Forlag
ISBN: 8291626308
159 pages, Illustrated, 5 " x 8 "
$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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