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"'Historians, topographers, reenactors, and general readers alike will all be indebted to cutting-edge military historian Peter Krentz's original, insightful, witty, provocative, and brilliantly illustrated account of one of the world's most significant battles ever. 'Marathon' is now not only a magic word but also a magical exercise in ancient historiography.' (Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge) 'Important new evidence, rigorous research and clear-headed analysis are combined to great effect in this original and persuasive study. The best book yet on the fateful events at Marathon.' (Hans van Wees, author of Greek Warfare: Myths and Realities)"
Much needed addition to Herodotus. great book for the serious military enthusiast and academic.Published 5 months ago by andrew hewitt
Silly theory makes no sense - author is more interested in controversy than good historical interpretation. Read the Lacey book on the same subject instead.Published 22 months ago by Kay
Peter Krentz provides a meticulous analysis of the Battle of Marathon in his recent release with Yale University Press, The Battle of Marathon (London: 2010). Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by Helena P. Schrader
I am very disappointed that the kindle edition contains none of the maps, images, illustrations, etc. This is not mentioned in th description of the electronic edition. Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by James A. Edison
An interesting if not slightly droll read, offering a clinical overview of the battle and ultimately a theory regarding the weight of hoplite armor per the "8 stadia" charge. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Motion Bomber
There is much information between the covers of this scholarly work. There are a great many details on the political situation in the ancient world between the Greeks and the... Read morePublished on November 25, 2010 by George Poirier
I've heard that this account goes into an exciting level of detail!
To augment your purchase or to hear more from the author, Peter Krentz, will be speaking at a free... Read more
I really enjoyed the account of the battle of marathon and what preceded the battle. I am talking from the position of the layperson of course, if the author missed something I... Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by Sirius