The Site of Ancient Phalerum (Classic Reprint)

The Site of Ancient Phalerum (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Site of Ancient Phalerum Among the many disputed points in the topography of Athens, non'e involves problems of more serious moment than the site of ancient Phalerum and its determination would lead to the solution of other important questions which now engage the attention of topographers. Phalerum was the old seaport town of Athens before the ascendency of Themistocles and the rise of the Athenian Empire. Its history prior to the building of the Piraeus, with its magnificent harbors, was interesting and im portant but, eclipsed by the glory of Greater Piraeus, it soon became of second-rate importance, famous only for the Long Wall reaching from Athens into its territory, for its ancient shrines, its pottery, and its anchovies. We wish to review its history, to determine its site, and to call attention to the fea tures of Athenian topography which become in consequence satisfactorily settled. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 20 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243084536
  • 9780243084531