Athens: A Cultural and Literary History

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Signal Books, 2004 - Athens (Greece) - 257 pages
Michael Llewellyn Smith describes the history and culture of Athens, site of the 2004 Olympic Games and city of monuments enduring, purged and restored. Exploring its streets and squares, he reveals layers of Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine history, elegant Bavarian neoclassical buildings, and a modern city of concrete and glass, metro and tram.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER
7
CHAPTER
31
CHAPTER THREE
48
LANDSCAPING THE ACROPOLIS
58
CHAPTER FIVE
75
CHAPTER
87
CHAPTER SEVEN
101
CHAPTER
146
OLYMPIC ATHENS
163
CHAPTER TWELVE
177
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
194
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
208
APPENDIX
221
APPENDIX
238
INDEX 249
249

CHAPTER EIGHT
112
CHAPTER NINE
127

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