In Kithairon's Shadow

A Novel of Ancient Greece
and the Persian War

by Jon Martin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/7/2003

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9780595299065
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9780595660759

About the Book

In 480 B.C., Xerxes I, king of the Persian Empire, led a vast and uncountable army intent on the domination of Europe. Only a tiny collection of Greek city-states stood in his path. At Thermopylae the Persians annihilated a small holding force commanded by King Leonidas of Sparta, then quickly marched on to Athens, reducing the city to ruins. Outnumbered and beset by treachery, Sparta, Athens and their allies gathered near the town of Plataea for one final battle. The future of Western civilization hung on the outcome. In Kithairon's Shadow is the story of five men from ancient Greece and the parts they would play in determining their future, and ours.

About the Author

Jon Edward Martin, a native of Massachusetts, works as a business consultant. His life-long study of ancient Greece and his travels throughout modern Greece have inspired him to write In Kithairon?s Shadow, his first novel.