Robin Waterfield - Athens, A History (From Ancient Ideal to Modern City) (2nd Hand Hardback)
- Format : Standard Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
- Published : 2004 (McMillan - 1st Edition)
- ISBN : 9780333989913
- SKU : B000730
- PPC : SP700gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
In this engaging and readable narrative, noted classicist and author Robin Waterfield traces the life and history of the city of Athens, with an emphasis on the classical period when, in the space of a century, Athens reached the pinnacle of its power and fell due to arrogance and short-sighted self-interest.
Focusing on Athens' social and cultural history, as well as on the powerful and fascinating individuals who left their mark on the city, Waterfield explains Athens' rise and fall, and shows us how-through centuries of war, occupation, and destruction Athens emerged as a burgeoning modern European city.
For over two millennia, the memory of the city's glorious past has ensured that Athens remains synonymous with democracy, civilisation, and culture.
"Robin Waterfield has successfully managed to compress the very long, highly didactic, interesting and captivating history of Athens of more than 2500 years into an accessible single volume. I am not a classical history scholar, but my interest in the subject was really rewarded by reading this book." - Amazon Review.