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This work talks about a king who would be worshipped as a god. When Xerxes, King of Persia, crosses the Hellespont at the head of a formidable army, it seems inevitable that Greece will be crushed beneath its might. But, the Greeks are far harder to defeat than he could ever have imagined. As storms lash the Persian ships, and sinister omens predict a cruel fate for the ex ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Penguin
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Recommends it for: The Greek Minister of Finance about to be invaded by EU bureaucrats.
Recommended to Nic by: Prof Norman Ashton
Xerxes gets his posse together and plans to whoop Greek arse for not face planting before the might of King Xerxes.

Proskynesis is not acceptable to Greeks so Xerxes sets out to avenge the defeat of Darius at Marathon.

Herodotus paints a picture of an ant swarm with highly improbable numbers. The fleets invasion force would strip the Amazon of wood if there were a fraction of the numbers e suggests.

BUT this is Herodotus and his is the stuff of some fact and lashings of farce and preposterous sourc
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Herodotus (/hɨˈrɒdətəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδοτος Hēródotos) was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BCE (c. 484–425 BCE). He has been called "The Father of History" (first conferred by Cicero), as well as "The Father of Lies" (first conferred by Voltaire). He was the first historian known to collect his material ...more
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