By Robert Garland
Between June 480 and August 479 BC, tens of hundreds of thousands of Athenians evacuated, following King Xerxes’ victory on the conflict of Thermopylae. forsaking their houses and ancestral tombs within the wake of the invading Persian military, they sought safe haven in a foreign country. girls and kids have been despatched to 1 shelter, the aged to a different, whereas all males of army age have been conscripted into the fleet. in this tough yr of exile, town of Athens was once set on fireplace now not as soon as, yet two times. In Athens Burning, Robert Garland explores the explanations in the back of the choice to desert Attica, the peninsular zone of Greece that incorporates Athens, whereas reading the results, either fabric and mental, of the ensuing invasion.
Garland introduces readers to the contextual historical past of the Greco-Persian wars, which come with the recognized conflict of Marathon. He describes some of the levels of the invasion from either the Persian and Greek viewpoint and explores the siege of the Acropolis, the defeat of the Persians first by means of the allied Greek military and later by way of the military, and, ultimately, the go back of the Athenians to their land.
Taking its idea from the sufferings of civilians, Athens Burning additionally works to dispel clone of the Persians as ruthless barbarians. Addressing questions which are mostly missed in different bills of the clash, together with how the evacuation was once equipped and how much amenities have been on hand to the refugees alongside the way in which, Garland demonstrates the relevance of historical historical past to the modern international. This compelling tale is mainly resonant in a time while the inside track is full of the affliction of approximately five million humans pushed through civil warfare from their houses in Syria. aimed toward scholars and students of historic background, this hugely available e-book also will fascinate someone drawn to the burgeoning fields of refugee and diaspora studies.
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