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The rise and fall of Athens : nine Greek lives : Theseus, Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, Alcibiades, Lysander

Author: Plutarch.; Ian Scott-Kilvert
Publisher: [Harmondsworth, Middlesex] : Penguin Books, 1960.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from Theseus through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander. The nine lives follow Athen's history from the legendary times of Theseus, the city's founder, to its defeat at the hands of Lysander, its Spartan conqueror. Included are the biographies of Themistocles, a brilliant but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Plutarch.; Ian Scott-Kilvert
ISBN: 0140441026 9780140441024
OCLC Number: 21605042
Description: 318 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Theseus --
Solon --
Themistocles --
Aristides --
Cimon --
Pericles --
Nicias --
Alcibiades --
Lysander.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Lives.
Responsibility: by Plutarch ; translated with an introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert.
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Illustrates 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  Read more...

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