Athens: A History, From ancient Ideal to Modern City

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Author  Robin Waterfield
Publisher  Basic Books
Publication Date   November 8, 2005
Pages  362

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This work presents an up-to-date accessible history of the phenomenal rise and fall of the greatest city of antiquity, describing its rise to pre-eminence and rapid demise as the greatest of all Greek tragedies. The first history of the city to continue the story through 1500 years of obscurity to its romantic revival under Byron's influence and up to the present day, is eminently qualified to write this book. A classicist by training, he has translated many of the key texts for "Penguin Classics" and "OUP", is intimate with the latest scholarship and travels to Greece every year.

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