The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexan
16 Sep 2010
Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.
“Accessible and punchy… a wide readership cannot fail to be entertained as well as instructed about a world that is both familiar and alien, modern as well as ancient.” -Paul Cartledge, author of Thermopylae
“It’s admirable of Michael Scott to shine a light on the forgotten 4th century, and he’s engaging about the culture that bloomed as Athens faded.” -The Daily Mail