An HA Podcasted History looking at the Greek-Persian War featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.
1. Causes and Motives for War. Rebellion in Miletus and the assistance of the Athenians. Defeat of Darius.
2. Can Herodotus be trusted? The Campaign of Xerxes.
3. Why did the Greeks win the war? Thucydides and Herodotus.
4. Persia after the war - resolving the Peloponesian war in favour of Sparta. The Athenian Empire.
5. What would have been the significance if the Greeks had lost the war against Persia?