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Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of "Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome, Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable Fourteenth Legion, Cleopatra's Kidnappers: How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar, "and "Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor. "He is an Australian-born researcher, editor, and author who has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File size : 1112 KB
- Print length : 282 pages
- Publication date : July 9, 2013
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (July 9, 2013)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B00I5XOP64
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,187 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dando-Collins re-counts the life of Themistocles as his vehicle to recount the battles fought between the Greeks and the Persians during Themistocles active life - featuring Marathon, Thermopolae, Artemesia and Platea. Don't fall for the hype that this inspired the segual to the graphic novel-derived movie 300. The latter is just fun but not historically accurate, while Dando-Collins is historically-sound and a fun read.
RHJ Ruiters, Marathon Dawn
If you enjoy 300 but want to learn about the real history behind the movie, this will be perfect for you. Nearly every character from the films is discussed at some point, so you see the real figures that inspired them.
I have previously read Dando-Collin's "Legions of Rome," and as great as it is, he has outdone himself with this book. You can tell the research was exhaustive, and he writes in a style that is part novel at times. Kudos to Stephen Dando-Collins for another outstanding work.
But an important book about a man who's achievements deserve more publicity.
A very good read.
Top reviews from other countries
This book has given me a more detailed view of the events.