History Happy Hour Episode 155 – Epic Battles of Ancient Greece
Guest: Stephen P. Kershaw
Sunday, July 23, 2023
This week on History Happy Hour: It has been almost exactly 2,500 years since Athens, the birthplace of democracy, fought off the mighty Persian empire. What possible relevance does this have today?
Our guest this week is Stephen Kershaw, author of the new book Three Epic Battles that Saved Democracy. We'll explore three epic campaigns - Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis - that Kershaw argues saved democracy, and without which the history of Europe and the West would have been radically different.
Epic Battles of Ancient Greece – and what they mean to us. Sunday at 4PM on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.