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  • Title: Athens: A Portrait of the City in its Golden Age
  • Author: Christian Meier Rita Kramer Robert Kramer
  • ISBN: 9780805048407
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover

  • A lively, accessible history of Athens s rise to greatness, from one of the foremost classical historians The definitive account of Athens in the age of Pericles, Christian Meier s gripping study begins with the Greek triumph over Persia at the Battle of Salamis, one of the most significant military victories in history Meier shows how that victory decisively establishedA lively, accessible history of Athens s rise to greatness, from one of the foremost classical historians The definitive account of Athens in the age of Pericles, Christian Meier s gripping study begins with the Greek triumph over Persia at the Battle of Salamis, one of the most significant military victories in history Meier shows how that victory decisively established Athens military dominance in the Mediterranean made possible its rise to preeminence in almost every field of human endeavor commerce, science, philosophy, art, architecture literature Within 75 years, Athens had become the most original innovative civilization the ancient world ever produced With elegant narrative style, Meier traces the birth of democracy the flourishing of Greek culture in the 5th century BCE, as well as Athens slow decline defeat in the Peloponnesian War The great figures from politicians generals like Themistocles Alcibiades to the philosophers Socrates Plato emerge as flesh blood human beings, firmly rooted in their times places This is history in the tradition of Simon Schama Barbara Tuchman learned, accessible beautifully written.
    Christian Meier Rita Kramer Robert Kramer
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Christian Meier is a German historian and professor emeritus of ancient history at the University of Munich.


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    Bettie☯
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    Chris Jaffe
    I had a hard time with this book. The first few chapters threw me, and then I never got into it after that. The opening chapter serves as a hook. It tells maybe the most dramatic story of Athens - at the Battle of Salamis - to get us interested. OK, but it does a really lousy job as a hook, I thought. The point of a hook is to get the reader interested and also link the story itself to larger themes. Well. it was just a story. I didn't see any real point to throwing it in here. Also, it goes on [...]

    Simon Mcleish
    Originally published on my blog here in August 2000.The Golden Age of Athens (approximately the fifth century BC) is one of the most amazing times in human history. Western culture owes a great deal to ancient Greece, and much of what formed us can be traced to this one city over the three or four generations during which it was a major power. The role call of great names includes Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Socrates, Plato, Demosthenes, Pericles, Thucydides and Xenophon; and [...]

    Jim
    After having read Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War last month, this month I turned to a very scholarly history of Athens in its Golden Age, roughly between the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) and the execution of Socrates (399 BC): Christian Meier's Athens: A Portrait of the City in Its Golden Age. Where Meier excelled was in his detailed descriptions of subtle changes in the political structure of Athenian rule, together with his astute comparisons between the history of the times and [...]

    Cat Noe
    Highly readable, though I would have liked it less had I not read it shortly after covering a fair amount of Socrates-specific material. Good history, and even for those who don't care for politics, the psychology behind democracy is fascinating. Another pleasant chapter in my love affair with ancient Athens.

    Joshua Taylor
    Lots of information about the history of Athens. Not the most interesting read ever, but a decent summary of events and the culture of Athens.

    Erik Graff
    This is a decent introduction to the history of the Athenian polis from the Persian wars through the Peloponnesian, its "Golden Age".

    Craig Fiebig
    A great study in the foundation of the city that served as the cradle for modern democratic thought. Fascinating.

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