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    Posted: 09 Dec 2012 at 20:16
I am looking for good studying materials about Greek/Persian wars starting from 530 to 320 BCE. I am looking for sources like Anabasis or other primary, or well researched secondary sources. Do you mind to tell some of them.
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Thank you. Is there any more sources? Sources near to the end of Persian rule (the later days) and around Alexander the great invasion. Do you know the guy who wrote about Thermopylae battle? I am talking about the only person who survived the doom.
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Originally posted by Siavosh Siavosh wrote:

Thank you. Is there any more sources? Sources near to the end of Persian rule (the later days) and around Alexander the great invasion.


Most of what i have seen is based on the works of Herodotus, Plutarch, Xenophon and ect.... not the predominant  Persian view, so if you don't mind? Again, from Fordham University: The Persian State: Acheamenids (560-330 BCE)

The Customs of the Persians (430 BCE)

The Persians reject Democracy/Darius' State (490-425 BCE)

Accounts of Persian Despotism and Law (430 BCE)

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Do you know the guy who wrote about Thermopylae battle? I am talking about the only person who survived the doom.


I am assuming you mean the lone Spartan survivor Aristodemos? Aside from the works of Herodotus, there was another 4th century BC historian by the name of Ephorus of Cyme whose several dozen+ books have been lost to history. In the 1st century BC the historian Diodorus Siculus is suspected to have based most of his work on Ephorus.
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Your post remind me that I had a suggestion about Greek/Persian wars, which I had no time to try to prove or disprove that.
Based on Herodotus texts the Iranian army was a really  large army, and later, after the war, a huge amount of this army remained in European part, despite that they were defeated. If we disregard the exaggeration or possibly  overexageration in this ancient text, dosnt it show that this historical event was much more similar to an immigration
toward Europe rather than an military ataction to Greece, and these wars were some part of the events in this immigration?
For the king of kings(possibly) it was much more rational and more profitable  to attack somewhere like rich India by such a large  army
rather than to provide an military attaction toward  Greece.Any Idea?
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Do the Greek sources cover the conquest of Ionia (Younan)? This is something I've been wondering about for a while, since the Greek sources strongly indicate that the Persian army was inferior to the Greek, yet it permanently conquered economically important areas held by them in Anatolia, Thrace etc.
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