I’d like to recommend a realistic historical novel about it, Salamis, by Javier Negrete, an award-winning Spanish writer. Like all his work, the story is taut, three-dimensional, and rich in detail. And accurate. Negrete has a degree in Classical Languages – he speaks Ancient Greek. That helps a lot.
Right now, the novel is still being translated into English and should be available later this year. Meanwhile, you sample the beginning and see if it’s what you were hoping for:
The Man of Salamis. Part 1: The Road to Marathon
History doesn’t get treated better than this.
— Sue Burke