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Persian Wars, The: The Storm from the East

Synopsis
Traces the causes and course of the Persian Wars, from the Ionian revolt against Persian rule in the town of Miletus in 499BC to the Battle of Platea. Filmed on location, shows the major sites of the campaigns from Asia Minor to Greece. Part 1 (499-490BC) covers the periodthe formative events of the period up to the battle of Marathon. Part 2 (480-479BC) continues the story as King Xerxes assembles his forces for the third and largest invasion launched against Greece.
Language
English
Country
Australia
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £38.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
Ages 16 and above.
Subjects
Classical studies
Keywords
ancient civilisations; Greece - classical

Production Company

Name

Astarte

Distributor

Name

Viewtech Educational Media

Contact
Lynda Morrell
Notes
NB. Viewtech ceased trading in 2014 and the company’s products are no longer in distribution For over 30 years Viewtech distributed programmes from leading specialist educational producers from around the world and since 2002 it included titles previously distributed in the UK by Educational Media Film & Video. The extensive collection covered all subjects within the primary and secondary curriculum and some materials, particularly in the areas of study skills and business, are applicable to further/higher education.

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