The Persian War is the name generally given to the first two decades of the period of conflict between the Greeks and the Persians that began in 499 BC and ended around 450. All modern accounts of the war as a whole depend on the ancient sources, foremost amongst them Herodotus. Weaving together the accounts of the ancient historian Herodotus with other ancient sources, The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices is the engrossing story of the triumph of Greece over the mighty Persian Empire.

Persian War


William Shepherd joined Dan Snow on History Hit to explore the course of the war and why it still matters. Listen to the podcast below to find out more.




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