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

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

by Michael Scott
     
 

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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.
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 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.
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.

Editorial Reviews

The Daily Mail
It's admirable of Michael Scott to shine a light on the forgotten 4th century, and he's engaging about the culture that bloomed as Athens faded.
From the Publisher
"Accessible and punchy... a wide readership cannot fail to be entertained as well as instructed about a world that is both familiar and alien, modern as well as ancient."
-Paul Cartledge, author of Thermopylae

"It's admirable of Michael Scott to shine a light on the forgotten 4th century, and he's engaging about the culture that bloomed as Athens faded."
-The Daily Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590203910
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,071,612
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Paul Cartledge
Accessible and punchy... a wide readership cannot fail to be entertained as well as instructed about a world that is both familiar and alien, modern as well as ancient. (Paul Cartledge, author of Thermopylae)

Meet the Author

Michael Scott is currently Moses and Mary Finley Fellow in Ancient History at Darwin College, Cambridge. From Democrats to Kings is his first book.

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