About the Project

Having written my History of the Persian Wars at considerable length I have decided to produce an abbreviated version of it, a "Twitter Herodotus" for the modern age: one 140-character tweet per day, one tweet per section. The project, begun on October 29, 2010, will take almost five years to complete. I should be posting the final tweet in January of 2015.

RETWEETING THE HISTORY AS OF 1/12/2015! You can follow the posts here or subscribe via RSS, Twitter or Facebook.

See also @iThucydides on Twitter, tweeting Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War as of 2/1/2015!


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6.106 Phidippides arrived the next day & asked the Spartans to send help. They agreed to, but said they couldn't until after the full moon.

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6.105 While still in Athens, the generals sent a runner, Phidippides, to Sparta. (He later said he ran into the god Pan on Mt. Parthenium.)

Posted on 10-01-17 | Permalink

6.104 Since he'd returned from the Chersonese, Miltiades was tried in connection w/his tyranny there, but was acquitted and elected general.

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6.103 The Athenians marched to Marathon under the command of 10 generals, one of whom was Miltiades, the son of Cimon.

Posted on 09-29-17 | Permalink

6.102 After a few days the Persians sailed to Attica. Hippias, the son of Pisistratus, instructed them to land at Marathon.

Posted on 09-28-17 | Permalink

6.101 They stayed to defend their walls. The Persians attacked and took the city on day 7. They burned its temples and enslaved its people.

Posted on 09-27-17 | Permalink

6.100 The Eretrians knew the Persians were coming for them. Some wanted to betray their city. Others wanted to flee to the hills of Euboea.

Posted on 09-26-17 | Permalink

6.99 The Persians sailed around the islands and went to Carystus on Euboea, collecting hostages and forcing the Greeks to join them.

Posted on 09-25-17 | Permalink

6.98 After Datis left Delos the island experienced an earthquake, having never had one before--a portent of troubles to come in Greece.

Posted on 09-24-17 | Permalink

6.97 The Delians fled as the Persians neared, but Datis told them Delos wouldn't be harmed, as it was the birthplace of two gods.

Posted on 09-23-17 | Permalink





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