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City of Sokrates: An Introduction to Classical Athens

City of Sokrates: An Introduction to Classical Athens
Author: J.W. Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780415167789
ISBN 10: 415167787
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1998-06-20
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $42.95

The City of Sokrates is a comprehensive account of Athens' historical and cultural significance. In this extensively revised second edition, J. W. Roberts explores the characteristics of Athenian life in the latter half of the fifth century BC. He examines the city's extraordinary cultural legacy, including democracy, tragedy, comedy, moral philosophy and mathematical astronomy, and surveys the negative aspects of Greek culture such as blood sacrifice, subordination of women and xenophobia. This book also includes an investigation of the trial of Socrates, Athens' most devoted son and most radical critic.