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24 Hours in Ancient Athens
24 Hours in Ancient Athens

24 Hours in Ancient Athens

A Day in the Lives of the People Who Lived There


272 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: August 2019

ISBN 9781782439769

Rights: US

Michael O'Mara Books (Aug 2019)
Michael O'Mara

Price: $16.95


Spend a day with 24 Athenians to see the city through their eyes as it teeters on the edge of the fateful war that would end its golden age

During the course of a day we meet 24 Athenians from all strata of society—from the slave to the politician, the fishmonger to the philosopher, the soldier to the vase painter—and get to know what the real Athens was like by spending an hour in their company. We encounter a different one of these characters—all from different walks of life—every chapter, with each chapter forming an hour in a day in the life of the ancient city. We also get to spy on the daily doings of notable Athenians through the eyes of regular people as the city hovers on the brink of the fateful war that will destroy its golden age.

Author Biography

Philip Matyszak has written a number of titles on the ancient world including Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens of Five Drachmas a Day and The Greek and Roman Myths. He lives in British Columbia.