Life in Ancient Athens

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Lucent Books, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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In the fifth and fourth centuries B.C., Athens was the most politically enlightened and cultured city in the Western world. Its democracy, the world's first, and its magnificent art and architecture constitute only part of the profound cultural legacy it left to future generations.

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Historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about modern history, including studies of the rise of Hitler and Nazism, World War II, international terrorism, and dozens of military topics. In addition, he specializes in ancient history and has published numerous volumes about the histories and cultures of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and peoples of Mesopotamia. Nardo, who also composes and arranges orchestral music, lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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