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From democrats to kings : the downfall of Athens to the epic rise of Alexander the Great

Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: London : Icon, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the story of how the ancient world was turned on its head from Democratic Athens to King Alexander the Great. This title gives us a fresh take on the similar challenges we face in the 21st  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scott
ISBN: 9781848311312 1848311311
OCLC Number: 559848041
Description: xvii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: one man's dream --
Flute players and pick axes --
The city of (crass) long-haired warriors --
Dancing with the Persian king --
'Serious business for tomorrow' --
The vegetarian philosopher and the body-building philanthropist --
The slippery fish --
The clash of philosopher and tyrant --
The implosion of Greece --
The cow's bladder, the love curse and the caricature --
Ten years that changed the ancient world: 362-352 BC --
Survival strategies --
Saviour or tyrant? --
The final showdown --
From father to son --
Ruling the ancient world --
You've never had it so good --
A new world --
Epilogue: from democrats to kings.
Responsibility: Michael Scott.

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'England's answer to Indiana Jones.' -- Daily Star 'The period after the defeat of Athens in the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC often gets passed over by historians, so it is great to have Michael Read more...

 
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