The Story of Athens: The Fragments of the Local Chronicles of Attika (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

October 30, 2020
The Story of Athens: The Fragments of the Local Chronicles of Attika (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

A leading authority in the field, Phillip Harding presents thevery first English translations of the six Athenian writers knownas the Atthidographers.In his vivid and detailed history, Harding examines theremaining fragments of these historical writers' work – inchronological order – and how these writings, dating from the fifthand fourth century BC, reveal an invaluable wealth of informationabout early Athenian history, legend, religion, customs andanecdotes.Harding also goes on to study how these histories of Athens andits people were the source for later surviving historians such asPlutarch and Diodorus.With the aid of linking text and detailed annotation, anyonewith an interest in Athenian history, classical Greece need look nofurther.