Athens from Cleisthenes to Pericles
by C. W. Fornara, L. J. Samons
Publisher: University of California Press 1991
Number of pages: 216
By the mid fifth century B.C., Athens had become the most powerful city-state in Greece: a rich democracy led by Pericles that boldly gained control of an empire. The authors unravel the intricacies of the conflicting ancient sources to show how the development of both democracy and empire were interdependent in Athens's multifaceted evolution.
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