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Phoenix: A Father, a Son, and the Rise of Athens

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A vivid, novelistic history of the rise of Athens from relative obscurity to the edge of its golden age, told through the lives of Miltiades and Cimon, the father and son whose defiance of Persia vaulted Athens to a leading place in the Greek world.

When we think of ancient Greece we think first of Athens: its power, prestige, and revolutionary impact on art, philosophy, and politics. But on the verge of the fifth century BCE, only fifty years before its zenith, Athens was just another Greek city-state in the shadow of Sparta. It would take a catastrophe, the Persian invasions, to push Athens to the fore. In PhoenixDavid Stuttard traces Athens’s rise through the lives of two men who spearheaded resistance to Persia: Miltiades, hero of the Battle of Marathon, and his son Cimon, Athens’s dominant leader before Pericles.

Miltiades’s career was checkered. An Athenian provincial overlord forced into Persian vassalage, he joined a rebellion against the Persians then fled Great King Darius’s retaliation. Miltiades would later die in prison. But before that, he led Athens to victory over the invading Persians at Marathon. Cimon entered history when the Persians returned; he responded by encouraging a tactical evacuation of Athens as a prelude to decisive victory at sea. Over the next decades, while Greek city-states squabbled, Athens revitalized under Cimon’s inspired leadership. The city vaulted to the head of a powerful empire and the threshold of a golden age. Cimon proved not only an able strategist and administrator but also a peacemaker, whose policies stabilized Athens’s relationship with Sparta.

The period preceding Athens’s golden age is rarely described in detail. Stuttard tells the tale with narrative power and historical acumen, recreating vividly the turbulent world of the Eastern Mediterranean in one of its most decisive periods.

Συγγραφέας: Stuttard David
Εκδότης: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Σελίδες: 408
ISBN: 9780674988279
Εξώφυλλο: Σκληρό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2021
  • Maps
    • The Eastern Mediterranean and Western Persian Empire
    • Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, and Asia Minor
    • Greece: Eastern Central Mainland and Northeast Peloponnese
    • Athens and Piraeus
  • The Philaid Family
  • Introduction: Out of the Ashes
  • I. Inheritance
    • 1. Ancestors
    • 2. When the Persians Came
    • 3. Trials of Strength
  • II. Athena’s Bridle
    • 4. Between Two Wars
    • 5. Dedication
    • 6. Firestorm
  • III. Strengths of Men
    • 7. Hegemon
    • 8. Securing Athens
    • 9. ‘I Am Eurymedon’
  • IV. Peripateia
    • 10. Earthquake
    • 11. Aftershock
    • 12. At the Right Hand of Zeus
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Map and Illustration Credits
  • Index

David Stuttard is an independent scholar, theater director, and Fellow of Goodenough College who has written more than ten books about Ancient Greece, including Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens.

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