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Persian Wars
(1,830 words)

[German version]

[1] Struggles between Persians and Greeks

[German version]

A. Terminology and sources

The modern use of the term PW in a wider sense refers to the struggle between the 'Hellenes and Barbarians' (Hdt. prooemium) during the time between the Ionian Revolt (500-494 BC) and the middle of the 5th cent. BC; in a narrower sense the attacks on Greece by the Persians (Achaemenidae) under the kings Darius [1] I. and Xerxes I., which were repelled at Marathon in 4…

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Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Persian Wars”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e915080>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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