From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexan (Google eBook)
Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.
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