Among the personalities associated with the greatest achievements of Greek classical culture, many came from Athens, while others arrived here from across the Mediterranean to contribute to the exceptional spiritual and artistic flourishing of this period. Political and historical, theatrical writers and artists, philosophers and orators such as Thucydides, Aeschylus, Socrates, Phidias, Euripides, Demosthenes, Aristotle, Praxiteles, flourished here during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. century, when Athens was the most powerful city - state of Greece. All these men planted the seeds of Western culture.
Professor John M. Camp, with this comprehensive book, presents an up-to-date overview of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica, making a complete tour of this area. His richly illustrated work will attract not only scientists and students of Greek culture but also visitors exploring ancient sites.
John M. Camp is the director of the Ancient Athenian Market excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies of Athens and Professor of Classical Archeology at Randolph - Macon College.
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