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Images to remember the Battle of Plataea

In 479 BCE, ancient city-state rivals, the Spartans and Athenians, joined in alliance against Persia, 50 years before the infamous Peloponnesian War. Together, they took the Oath of Plataea, revealing deep-seated anxieties about how the defeat would be remembered in history… and to whom the credit would fall. Paul Cartledge takes a comprehensive look at the events leading up to and consequences following the defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Plataea in After Thermopylae.

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  1. Michael

    If an image is worth 10,000 words, this is a big book. We can learn so much from seeing as well as reading. This book looks almost as good as a visit to ancient Greece.

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