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Athens Under the Tyrants : Classical World - J A;Smith,J A Smith

Athens Under the Tyrants

Classical World

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This introductory book in the Classical World series, aimed at late school and early university students, focuses on the colourful period of the Peisistratid tyranny in Athens. During these exciting years the great festivals were established, monumental buildings were erected, the population grew rapidly and there was lively progress in all the arts. This study considers the artistic, archaeological and literary evidence for the period. Athens is seen largely through the eyes of Herodotus, the 'Father of History', and we can observe the foundations being laid for the growth of democracy in the following century.

List of Illustrations
Homer and Heroes
The Evidence
Early Athens
Third Time Lucky
The Rivals
The Golden Age
Athenian Life and Art
The Final Years Suggestions for Further Study Suggestions for Further Reading
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781853991165
ISBN-10: 1853991163
Series: Classical World
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 102
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 13.97  x 0.66
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1