Athens: Its Rise and Fall: With Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and Social Life of the Athenian People

1st Edition

Edward Bulwer Lytton, Oswyn Murray

Routledge
Published August 15, 2014
Reference - 632 Pages
ISBN 9780415518512 - CAT# Y135100

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Summary

Athens: Its Rise and Fall, originally published in 1837, is the most important and readable of the Victorian histories of ancient Greece. It stands alongside Macauley and Carlyle as a great historical work of British Romanticism, and anticipates the thinking of George Grote and John Stuart Mill on Greek history by over a decade.

Originally published in two volumes, this new one-volume edition includes the text of the never-before published 'third volume' on which he was working at the time of his death, recently rediscovered by Oxford academic Oswyn Murray.

An absolute must for any scholar of ancient Greece.

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