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Assassination

Richard Stoneman

in Xerxes: A Persian Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Xerxes's assassination in 465 B.C. at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard. Xerxes's authority at court had been weakened by his dalliance with his ... More


The Fall of Themistocles

George Cawkwell

in Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199593286
eISBN:
9780191804557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199593286.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines accounts of Themistocles from favour, his ostracism, and exile. It presents the hypothesis that it was the news of the Persian decision to renew the struggle which set the scene ... More


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