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Athens

Author: James H McGregor
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revered as the birthplace of Western thought and democracy, Athens is much more than an open-air museum filled with crumbling monuments to ancient glory. Athens takes readers on a journey from the classical city-state to today's contemporary capital, revealing a world-famous metropolis that has been resurrected and redefined time and again. Although the Acropolis remains the city's anchor, Athens' vibrant culture  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H McGregor
ISBN: 9780674047723 0674047729
OCLC Number: 861674357
Description: 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: On the rock --
The Acropolis in the fifth century --
The Athenian Agora --
On the perimeter --
Hellenistic and Roman Athens --
Late antique and medieval Athens --
The War for Independence and the creation of a national capital --
Modern Athens.
Responsibility: James H.S. McGregor.

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