The Rise and Fall of Athens

The Rise and Fall of Athens

Nine Greek Lives


Translator: Ian Scott-Kilvert

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140441024
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city’s founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.

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Table of Contents

Translated with an Introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert

Introduction
Theseus
Solon
Themistocles
Aristides
Cimon
Pericles
Nicias
Alcibiades
Lysander

Maps

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