THE STORY OF ANCIENT ATHENS by D. R. Barker

THE STORY OF ANCIENT ATHENS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The dry facts of ancient history, as taught until recently in many schools, takes on vitality and drama and color in this story of Athens, in the heyday of its power and glory, the fifth century B.C. While the theme traces the rise and fall:- the defeat of Persia, the period when the Athenians took their place in history as free men; the struggle with Sparta and the campaign in Sicily, which brought about the fall of the political power of the state,- the chief value of the text lies in its living sense of a people and their everyday life, the potter, the farmer, the philosophers and the men of learning.

Pub Date: Dec. 20th, 1960
Publisher: St Martin's Press