Professor Thomas Harrison: “The Persian Version” – Marathon2500 Lecture #4
Professor Thomas Harrison, The Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, delivered on January 18, 2011 the Marathon2500 Lecture #4: “The Persian Version: What did the Battle of Marathon look like from the Persian side?”
He discussed his research on the Achaemenid Persian empire (at the time of the lecture, he had a forthcoming book on the topic) and, based on the insights from his research, he addressed the Battle of Marathon from the perspective of the Persians.
Listen to his podcast here:
See his slides here:
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Thomas Harrison Biography
The Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, Tom Harrison’s research is concerned primarily with Greek history and historiography: especially with Herodotus, religious belief, and the representation of foreign peoples. A short book on the modern historiography of the Achaemenid Persian empire is forthcoming; other current projects include a volume of essays, jointly edited with Bruce Gibson, arising from a Liverpool conference in honour of F.W. Walbank, Polybius 1957-2007, a book on Greek religious belief, and a book on Herodotus.
T. Harrison, Writing Ancient Persia, London, 2010.
T. Harrison (ed.), Greeks and Barbarians, Edinburgh, 2002.
T. Harrison, Divinity and History. The Religion of Herodotus, Oxford, 2000.
T. Harrison, The Emptiness of Asia. Aeschylus’ Persians and the History of the Fifth Century, London, 2000.