The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization

A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history’s most influential civilization, from the author of the bestselling books on Cicero, Augustus, and ancient Rome.
Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, “The Rise of Athens” celebrates the city-state that transformed the world from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning, through the city s political and cultural golden age, to its decline into the ancient equivalent of …

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