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Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day [Epub] ➜ Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day By Philip Matyszak – Thomashillier.co.uk Welcome to Athens in BC This entertaining guide provides all the information a tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Athens at its pinnacle of greatness than years ago Travel via Therm Welcome to Athens inBC This entertaining guide provides on 5 PDF/EPUB Ä all the information a tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Athens at its pinnacle of greatness thanyears ago Travel via Thermopylae, the Oracle at Delphi, and the site of the epic Battle of Marathon to the city of Athena, goddess of wisdom Meet Socrates, Thucydides, Phidias, and others who are among the greatest philosophers, writers, and artists who ever lived Encounter ordinary Athenians in the marketplace and at the theater and learn the true character of one of Ancient Athens PDF/EPUB ² the most extraordinary cities of any ageOf course, ancient Athens was not all art, intellect, and politics This well researched yet irreverently unacademic guide also plunges gleefully into the hedonistic side of Athenian life with wine sodden symposiums, brothels, and brawls, advising the reader to avoid slatternly prostitutes and inns where the beds are infested with bugs, and warning that both torches and an escort are needed to avoid muggers after an evening on the townAncient Athens onDrachmas a Day takes you through the raucous city crowds to the serene heights Athens on 5 eBook ´ of the Parthenon and evokes the wonder of a city where the monuments and ideas that form the bedrock of Western culture are as fresh and new as the garlands of flowers on Athena s altar.


10 thoughts on “Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day

  1. John John says:

    Sequel to Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day that one could be described as Falco gets a gig writing for Lonely Planet , while this one struck me as an episode of Mr Peabody author and Sherman reader visiting Athens via the Way Back Machine.


  2. Alexia Moon Alexia Moon says:

    Este um excelente livro para quem quer uma introdu o a Atenas Antiga A escrita simples e clara mas recheada de informa o e est muito cativante e consegue prender a aten o do leitor O autor conseguiu realmente fazer como se fosse um guia tur stico da poca e, a certa altura, como se estivessemos a passear pelas ruas de Atenas Ali s, sempre que ia come ar a ler volta e meia dizia a piada que pronto, vou at Atenas por um peda o um livro muito bom para qualquer pessoa interessada Este um excelente livro para quem quer uma introdu o a Atenas Antiga A escrita simples e clara mas recheada de informa o e est muito cativante e consegue prender a aten o do leitor O autor conseguiu realmente fazer como se fosse um guia tur stico da poca e, a certa altura, como se estivessemos a passear pelas ruas de Atenas Ali s, sempre que ia come ar a ler volta e meia dizia a piada que pronto, vou at Atenas por um peda o um livro muito bom para qualquer pessoa interessada na Gr cia Antiga e principalmente a entender como funcionava o dia a dia e a vida no quotidiano Ateniense


  3. Sharon Sharon says:

    This is an informative, entertaining book about ancient Athens, presented in the form of a modern travel guide I thought Matyszak s first book, Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day was better, but since ancient Rome is his field of expertise, that s not such a surprise Where that book was truly engaging, with an immediacy that put me right in the Rome of AD 200, this book is merely interesting I didn t feel a connection with ancient Athens, possibly in part because I am a woman, and women in tha This is an informative, entertaining book about ancient Athens, presented in the form of a modern travel guide I thought Matyszak s first book, Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day was better, but since ancient Rome is his field of expertise, that s not such a surprise Where that book was truly engaging, with an immediacy that put me right in the Rome of AD 200, this book is merely interesting I didn t feel a connection with ancient Athens, possibly in part because I am a woman, and women in that setting were primarily confined to their houses, making them nearly invisible in this depiction Despite thetextbook feel of this book compared to the earlier one, I enjoyed it very much I thought the sections on architecture and politics were particularly strong I would definitely recommend this for anyone with an interest in classical Greece or plans to visit Athens


  4. Selene Selene says:

    Interesting.


  5. Christian T Christian T says:

    ks parimaid raamatuid, mida ma olen Vana Kreeka kohta lugenud Kuigi nimi viitab justkui sellele, et k sitluses on ainult Ateena, siis tegelikult kapatakse raamatu jooksul l bi v ga lai hulk teemasid Raamatu plussiks on lihtsus ja selgus, mis aitavad kaasa tervikpildi tekkimisele Kindlasti soovitan Vana Kreeka uurimist alustada just sellest raamatust.


  6. Kara Kara says:

    I m not sure if it s the writing or the subject matter, but the book left me with no desire to visit ancient Athens or to learnThere were a few interesting facts, but the book never really came together as a whole There was no sense of the city itself,just a list of some bits and pieces about various wars, philosophers, and military leaders.


  7. Dora (Swift Coffee Book Blog) Dora (Swift Coffee Book Blog) says:

    Full review idea here is a trip guide to ancient Athens, and not the modern, today one And it is fantastic Like, it s written in the style of a modern travel book, with chapters for different themes and descriptions of events, places, people, history, but it s written from a perspective of a chosen time during the ancient times as if your trip is there and then I loved it Full review idea here is a trip guide to ancient Athens, and not the modern, today one And it is fantastic Like, it s written in the style of a modern travel book, with chapters for different themes and descriptions of events, places, people, history, but it s written from a perspective of a chosen time during the ancient times as if your trip is there and then I loved it


  8. Dagne567 Dagne567 says:

    T itsa tore ja tulevikus rakasutatav Ja kuna sama autori Rooma reisijuht olevat isegi parem, siis tekkis uudishimu k ll.


  9. Brendan Howlin Brendan Howlin says:

    Not as humorous as the Ancient Egypt one but still a good read


  10. Ian Banks Ian Banks says:

    One of the best history lite books I ve ever read informative and funny A terrific portrait of a city at its peak showing highlights and low points Great fun.


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