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Our own biologist-drummer-ancient historian Mr Eardley introduced the two younger branches of the WP to the campaigns of Darius, and his son Xerxes, against Greece. Particularly at risk was the fledgling democracy in Athens. With maps, anecdotes and wit he led us through the personalities, the military aspects, and then on to wider questions about the importance of the Greek victories for the rest of Western European history.

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