Cities of Classical World Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilisation
written by Colin McEvedy
Allen Lane | ISBN 9781846144271
Hardback – 448 pages
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FROM ALEXANDRIA TO YORK, THIS UNIQUE ATLAS ALLOWS US TO SEE THE GREAT CENTRES OF CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION AFRESH.
The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, 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.
Colin McEvedy (1930-2005) was a psychiatrist, historian and demographer. His many acclaimed books included seven earlier Penguin atlases. Cities of the Classical World, the last book he compiled before his death in 2005, is the result of a lifetime's enthusiasm for classical history, and of many years spent travelling to major ancient sites from Babylon to Pompeii.
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