Syracuse in Antiquity: History and Topography Richard J. Evans

ISBN: 9781868884070

Published: June 1st 2009

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178 pages


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Syracuse in Antiquity: History and Topography  by  Richard J. Evans

Syracuse in Antiquity: History and Topography by Richard J. Evans
June 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 178 pages | ISBN: 9781868884070 | 4.33 Mb

Syracuse was the largest and most powerful of all the cities established by the Greeks in Sicily. Its history, often violent but always colourful, is recounted by both Greek and Roman historians, its coinage is justly famous, and its extensiveMoreSyracuse was the largest and most powerful of all the cities established by the Greeks in Sicily. Its history, often violent but always colourful, is recounted by both Greek and Roman historians, its coinage is justly famous, and its extensive remains continue to fascinate visitors to the city.

The object of this work is to retell aspects of the history of Syracuse, with particular reference to the topography of the city and its surrounding countryside. In order to acquaint or re-acquaint the reader with the impressive architectural monuments of Syracuse and to contextualise these in their geographical environment, comprehensive use is made of visual material contained in an accompanying CD.



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