By Jacob Abbott

cover image of Xerxes

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The story mainly concerns the invasion of Xerxes in Greece and the burning of Athens, which was the main event in his career. The author emphasized how the war destroyed the population and productivity of the lands through which Xerxes had led his army, and also how it affected the prosperity of his own Median country. Most of the book is devoted to the campaign on the war. A brief history that contains many events.