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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Marathon

Before 300, there was Marathon, the earliest one on the list. Name: The Battle of Marathon The War: The first Persian invasion of Greece, part of the lengthy Greco-Persian Wars When: August/September 490 BC* Where: The plain of Marathon, south-eastern … Continue reading

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The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

Fascinating text, that gives an analysis/narrative of one of the most destructive conflicts of the ancient world. Kagan might be the foremost living authority on Ancient Greece. This book is actually a condensed version of his four part academic series on the … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #1: Troy

The title of this post comes from a famous quotation of French General Pierre Bosquet. Observing the ill-fated charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854, he remarked “C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre: c’est … Continue reading

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