The Rise and Fall of Athens
Nine Greek Lives
By (author) Plutarch
Translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert
Introduction by Ian Scott-Kilvert
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Rise and Fall of Athens by Plutarch
Book DescriptionNine 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140441024
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-1973
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - 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 life.
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