The Life and Journey of Athenian Statesman Themistocles (524-460 B.C.) as a Refugee in Persia (Studies in Classics S. v.23)

The Life and Journey of Athenian Statesman Themistocles (524-460 B.C.) as a Refugee in Persia (Studies in Classics S. v.23)

By: Arthur Keaveney (author)Hardback

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In ancient Greece, Themistocles was universally acknowledged as the architect of the Greek victory in the great Persian invasion. Afterwards, however, political opinion turned against him in his native Athens. He fled into exile and eventually wound up in the court of the king of Persia. Dr. Keaveney's book examines the considerable body of evidence which survives about Themistocles' journey and his life as a refugee in Persia, endeavoring to separate fact from the abundant fiction to be found there.

Contents

Acknowledgements vii; Preface ix; Chapter I; Introduction 1; Chapter II; The Road to Susa 7; Chapter III; At the Court of the King 39; Chapter IV; In the House of the King 69; Chapter V; The Mysterious End of Themistocles 89; Chapter VI; Conclusion 99; Appendices; 1 The Road to Susa: The Chronology 101; 2 The Usher's Gesture at Persepolis 117; 3 The King and the Chiliarch 119; Notes 131

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  • ISBN13: 9780773468092
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780773468092
  • ISBN10: 0773468099

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