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Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day


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1. Getting There * 2. Piraeus * 3. Orientation * 4. Athenian Pastimes Meet the Athenians * 6. From Dawn to Midnight * 7. A Land of Gods 8. Rites of Passage * 9. Must-see Sights

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A winning combination of travel guide and popular history that takes the reader on a vivid journey through the Athens of Sophocles and Pericles

About the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry) and Legionary.


'An invaluable encounter with the Athenians ... glossy illustrations and maps ... leaves you with a sense of what the Athenians might have been like' - Daily Telegraph
'Achieves that elusive balance of being both well researched and extremely funny' - Sunday Times
'Succeeds in breathing life into the classical city ... ideal reading for anyone who wants to gain a solid grounding of what Athens was like in its classical heyday' - Minerva
'Vividly imagined, well-informed descriptions of the city's daily life... [gives] a real sense of ancient Athens as a vibrant city' - Guardian

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