From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexan

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Overlook, Sep 16, 2010 - History - 320 pages
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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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Michael Scott is a research associate and affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge. He is the author of Delphi and Olympia: The Spatial Politics of Panhellenism in the Archaic and Classical Periods (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and has also written and edited books for interdisciplinary academic audiences and the wider public (From Democrats to Kings in 2009 and Risk [co-edited with Layla Skinns and Tony Cox] in 2011). He is active in making the study of the ancient world accessible to as wide an audience as possible by talking to schools across the country; writing for international magazines and newspapers; taking part in outreach initiatives with the Mayor of London and Olympics 2012; and writing and presenting TV documentaries for the BBC, History Channel and National Geographic.

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