Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing forces /Opposing plans /The campaign to Plataea and Mycale /Plataea /Mycale /After the battles /The battlefields today /Further reading and bibliography /Index
A highly illustrated account of the battle of Plataea in 479 BC, the closing battle of the Greek and Persian War.
William Shepherd studied classics at Clare College, Cambridge, in the 1960s and then embarked on a career in publishing, which finally brought him to Osprey, retiring from the position of chief executive in 2007. He is author of The Persian War (Cambridge, 1982), translated from Herodotus as well as Campaign 222: Salamis 480 BC (Osprey, 2010). He has also written reading books for children and articles in the Osprey Military Journal, of which he was joint editor. He lives in the Cherwell Valley, north of Oxford. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
"William Shepherd concisely yet vividly recounts one of the largest and most important land battles of pre-20th century history in Plataea 479 BC: The Most Glorious Victory Ever Seen ... The author's detailed reconstruction of Plataea campaign draws from ancient sources (predominantly Herodotus), close scrutiny of the battlefield and fairly recent studies of hoplite warfare. Wonderful color plates by Peter Dennis highlight the illustrations and maps that enliven this 96-page paperback." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure (July 2013)