The Rise and Fall of Athens (Penguin Classics)

The Rise and Fall of Athens (Penguin Classics)

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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 Lysander.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 320
Item Height 22 mm
Item Width 94 mm
Item Weight 160 Gram
Product Dimensions 94 x 22 x 180
Publisher Penguin Classics
Format Paperback | 320

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 life.