From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexan

From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexan

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By (author) Michael Scott

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  • Publisher: Overlook Press
  • Format: Hardback | 294 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 231mm x 30mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 16 September 2010
  • ISBN 10: 1590203917
  • ISBN 13: 9781590203910
  • Edition statement: Us.
  • Sales rank: 965,190

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Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.

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"Accessible and punchy... a wide readership cannot fail to be entertained as well as instructed about a world that is both familiar and alien, modern as well as ancient." -Paul Cartledge, author of "Thermopylae" "It''s admirable of Michael Scott to shine a light on the forgotten 4th century, and he''s engaging about the culture that bloomed as Athens faded." -"The Daily Mail"