TELAMON THE GREEK

Aegina’s Struggle with Athens in the Year 460 Before Christ

by Bob Miller


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/8/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781796058178
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781796058154
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781796058192

About the Book

This saga opens in the year 460 B.C. Two decades have elapsed since Persia’s naval defeat at Salamis. Eighteen miles to the west lies Aegina which Athens must defeat before she can achieve her Golden Age. Telamon, Aegina’s leader is captured by Persians near Cyprus and for two years is forced to assists Persia with its struggle against the Scythians and a revolt in Egypt. Indebted to Telamon, Persia’s King returns him to Aegina where he plans to marry Souria. In the second part of the trilogy Telamon marries Souria, as Aegina’s protracted struggle with Athens unfolds, and ends with Aegina’s defeat and Telamon and Souria’s escape to Carthage. The third book follows Telamon and Souria’s lives in Carthage and then Curium on the Island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean.


About the Author

For forty years the author resided in and around the Middle East area. During extended vacations on the Greek Island of Aegina between 1978 to 1991, he learned of serious historical inaccuracies concerning the Island’s military defeat by Athens in the fourth century before Christ. Herodotus, considered one of the most accurate ancient historians only briefly refers to Aegina’s defeat as the ‘Kerkophalia war.’ This story of ‘Telamon The Greek’, sheds new light on serious omissions in Herodotus’s Aegina commentary.