Cities of the Classical World

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Author  Colin McEvedy
Publisher  Penguin UK
Publication Date   November 1, 2011
ISBN  1846144272
Pages  448

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From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centers of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defenses, monuments, and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London, and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers, and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.

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