Sixth-Century Athens: The Sources
French here collects in a single volume the main literary sources from sixth-century Athens. Offering a prefatory section which explores the interrelationship of the sources and their practical limitations, and detailed historical commentaries to introduce each selection, this highly accessible book enables students to form their own conceptions of the period, and obtain a clear introduction to the study of ancient history.
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