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    Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day (Traveling on 5) (Paperback) By (author) Philip Matyszak

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    DescriptionWelcome to Athens in 431 BC! This entertaining guide provides all the information a tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Athens at its pinnacle of greatness more than 2000 years ago. Travel via Thermopylae, the Oracle at Delphi, and the site of the epic Battle of Marathon to the city of Athena, goddess of wisdom. Meet Socrates, Thucydides, Phidias, and others who are among the greatest philosophers, writers, and artists who ever lived. Encounter ordinary Athenians in the marketplace and at the theater and learn the true character of one of the most extraordinary cities of any age. Of course, ancient Athens was not all art, intellect, and politics. This well-researched yet irreverently unacademic guide also plunges gleefully into the hedonistic side of Athenian life with wine-sodden symposiums, brothels, and brawls, advising the reader to avoid slatternly prostitutes and inns where the beds are infested with bugs, and warning that both torches and an escort are needed to avoid muggers after an evening on the town. Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day takes you through the raucous city crowds to the serene heights of the Parthenon and evokes the wonder of a city where the monuments and ideas that form the bedrock of Western culture are as fresh and new as the garlands of flowers on Athena's altar.


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    Title
    Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Matyszak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500287651
    ISBN 10: 0500287651
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 914.951204
    DC21: 914.951204
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 914.9512/04
    LC classification: DF916.5 .M37 2008
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson
    Publication date
    26 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    Matyszak has created a comprehensive - and deliciously hilarious - travel guide.