The Rise and Fall of Athens

The Rise and Fall of Athens : Nine Greek Lives

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Nine Greek biographies illustrate 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 walls by more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 94 x 180 x 22mm | 160g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0140441026
  • 9780140441024
  • 110,750

About Plutarch

Plutarch's life spanned the second half of the 1st century AD. He was highly educated in rhetoric and philosophy at Athens but his deep interest in religion led him to Delphi, where he was eventually appointed a priesthood. He travelled, most crucially to Rome, where he lectured and made friends of considerable influence. He wrote and taught throughout his more

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Translated with an Introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert Introduction Theseus Solon Themistocles Aristides Cimon Pericles Nicias Alcibiades Lysander Mapsshow more

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