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Rise of an Empire
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Table of Contents

1. -- The Road to Marathon 2. -- Young Themistocles 3. -- To Fight, Or Not To Fight 4. -- The Battle of Marathon 5. -- Turning to the Sea 6. -- The Persians are Coming 7. -- Preparing to face Xerxes 8. -- The Greatest Army and Navy on Earth 9. -- Athens' Floating Wall of Wood 10. -- The Battle of Thermopylae, and the 300 Spartans 11. -- Cut and Thrust at Artemisium 12. -- The Battle of Artemisium 13. -- After Thermopylae 14. -- Abandoning Athens 15. -- The Salamis Trap 16. -- The Battle of Salamis 17. -- Pursuing the Persians 18. -- The Battles of Plataea and Mycale 19. -- The Bitter End NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDIX A -- List of Athenian Tribal Regiments, 5th Century BC APPENDIX B -- The Olympias Project INDEX

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.

Reviews

""The legions' foremost living historian."" Arts & Letters Monthly, U.S. "A very fine historian." --Phillip Adams, ABC Late Night Live "A gifted storyteller." --The Independent Weekly ""Absorbing . . . Military history is the muscle of this book, with enough political sinews to give it coherence." --Washington Times, for Caesar's Legion "Unique and splendidly researched . . . Many military historians consider Caesar's legions the world's most efficient infantry before the arrival of gunpowder. This book shows why. Written in readable, popular style, Caesar's Legion is a must for military buffs and anyone interested in Roman history at a critical point in European civilization." --T. R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and Commanches, for Caesar's Legion

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