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States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

David C. Yates


The Persian War was one of the most significant events in ancient history. It halted Persia’s westward expansion, inspired the Golden Age of Greece, and propelled Athens to the heights of power. From the end of the war almost to the end of antiquity, the Greeks and later the Romans recalled the battles and heroes of this war with unabated zeal. The resulting monuments and narratives have long been used to elucidate the history of the war itself, but they have only recently begun to be used to explore how the conflict was remembered over time. In the present study, Yates demonstrates (1) that t ... More

Keywords: Persian War, Persian Wars, collective memory, commemoration, monuments, Athens, panhellenism, polis, Herodotus, Alexander the Great

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190673543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190673543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David C. Yates, author
Millsaps College