The Harvest of War: Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis: The Epic Battles That Saved Democracy


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Pegasus Books
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6.35 X 9.15 X 1.54 inches | 1.38 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Stephen P. Kershaw has spent the majority of his career in the world of the ancient Greeks, both intellectually and physically. He has been a Classics tutor for twenty-five years and currently teaches at Oxford University. Kershaw also runs the European Studies Classical Tour for Rhodes College and the University of the South. He has written several histories, including The Enemies of Rome and The Search for Atlantis. Dr. Kershaw lives in England.


Praise for Stephen P. Kershaw:
"Entertaining and illuminating."-- "The Wall Street Journal"
"A superb alternate look at Roman history."-- "New York Journal of Books"
"Eminently sane, highly informative, and reasonably priced."-- "Paul Cartledge, BBC History magazine"
"Ancient Rome faced many threats from outsiders, so-called barbarians. Relying upon a combination of sources--literature, mythology, and history--Kershaw painstakingly chronicles them all in this often-grisly account of an empire under siege."-- "Booklist"
"An interesting take on Roman history focused on the peoples that resisted its growth and eventually brought about its destruction."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Oxford University classics scholar Kershaw (The Enemies of Rome) explores in this detailed and wide-ranging history the immediate and long-term impacts of the Persian Wars in ancient Greece. This is a rich and accessible study of a pivotal turning point in world history."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"A riveting and heroic story, told with tremendous verve and splashes of colour, and still grimly relevant in today's world of tyrants and despots, empire-builders and doughty freedom-fighters."-- "Daily Mail"
"Kershaw's vivid account gives a sense of what Aeschylus and his fellow Greeks had to be so proud of."-- "The New Criterion"