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    DescriptionDubbed 'the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all' by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. "Syracuse, City of Legends" - the first modern historical guide to the city - explores Syracuse's place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today, more than two and a half millennia after its foundation. Over its long and colorful life, Syracuse has been home to many creative figures, including Archimedes, the greatest mathematician of the ancient world, as well as host to Sappho, Plato, Scipio Africanus, conqueror of Hannibal, and Caravaggio, who have all contributed to the rich history and atmosphere of this beguiling and distinctive Sicilian city. Generously illustrated, "Syracuse, City of Legends" also offers detailed descriptions of the principal monuments from each period in the city's life, explaining their physical location as well as their historical context. This vivid and engaging history weaves together the history, architecture and archeology of Syracuse and will be an invaluable companion for anyone visiting the city as well as a compelling introduction to its ancient and modern history.

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    Syracuse, City of Legends
    A Glory of Sicily
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Dummett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848853225
    ISBN 10: 184885322X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, HBJD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSTC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 98
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS042000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DSTC
    DC22: 945.814
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    DC22: 914.581410493
    LC classification: DG975.S9 D86 2010
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    Thema V1.0: WTH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    20 bw integrated illustrations, 8pp colour plates & 11 maps
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
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    Publication date
    15 May 2010
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    Author Information
    Jeremy Dummett read history at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became interested in the history and culture of Italy. His professional career took him to Athens and Milan, where he lived and worked for twelve years. Now retired, he is a frequent visitor to Sicily.
    Review quote
    'For newcomers exploring Sicily for the first time, as well as for returning visitors, Jeremy Dummett's Syracuse, City of Legends is a welcome travelling companion whose enthusiasm is catching. Dummett offers a rich trove of information about its deep past, which he helpfully links to the places that can be visited today, including the more intimate places off the beaten path.' - Judith Harris, author of Pompeii Awakened; 'At last Syracuse is receiving the attention it deserves. Congratulations to Jeremy Dummett for his celebration of this Sicilian gem. Don't leave for Sicily without this guide.' - Jordan Lancaster, author of In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Cultural History of Naples