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Nicanor of Athens
The Autobiography of an Unknown Citizen

  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107642843

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  • Originally published in 1946, this book uses the fictional autobiography of a character named 'Nicanor' to shed light on the nature of Athenian existence during the Peloponnesian War. The text has a broad focus, drawing attention to the everyday aspects of life in Athens, as well as major events and conflicts. As noted in the preface, 'Nicanor's life story is an attempt to picture life in the great days of a great war.' This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on Ancient Greek history and culture.

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    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107642843
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue
    1. Childhood in Athens
    2. Pylos
    3. The knights
    4. The farm
    5. The battle of Delium
    6. The city
    7. The islands
    8. Ephesus
    9. Phebus
    10. The Hermae
    11. Marriage
    12. The road to Sicily
    13. Sicily
    14. Commissars
    15. Intrigue
    16. Battle of Euboea
    17. Battle of Cynossema
    18. Alcibiades
    19. Battle of Arginusae
    20. The end of the war
    21. The thirty and the terror
    22. Recovery and Conon
    23. Delphi
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    O. F. Grazebrook

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