Book Details

Author  Cambridge School Classics Project
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   March 30, 1990
ISBN  0521388740
Pages  80

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Offering translated source material from Plutarch and Thucydides and illustrated with maps and photographs, this book covers the period in the 5th century BC from the end of the Persian Wars to the Peloponnesian War and looks at the development of Athens as a city, democracy and head of an empire through the lives of two leading citizens, Cimon and Pericles. There are special features on Athens' buildings, government, the importance of the trireme and other topics.

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