Cities of the Classical World
An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centuries of Ancient Civilization
ISBN 9781846144271 | 448 pages | 26 Dec 2012 | Penguin Global | 6.02 x 9.21in | 18 - AND UP
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From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centers of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defenses, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.
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