Cities of the Ancient World

  • Elis

    Internal Politics and External Policy in Ancient Greece

    By Graeme Bourke

    Elis examines the city of Elis from its earliest history, through the Archaic period and the Classical period where it reached its zenith, to its decline in the Hellenistic, Roman and later periods. Through examining this prominent city-state, its role in contemporary politics and the place of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30 
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  • Gyeongju

    The Capital of Golden Silla

    By Sarah Milledge Nelson

    Gyeongju, the capital of the Kingdom of Silla, grew from a loose confederation of villages, called Saro, to become the capital of most of the Korean peninsula. Its relationships with Japan, the Eurasian Steppes, and countries along the Silk Road leading to Europe helped to make the city one of the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-11 
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  • Aleppo

    A History

    By Ross Burns

    Aleppo is one of the longest-surviving cities of the ancient and Islamic Middle East. Until recently it enjoyed a thriving urban life—in particular an active traditional suq, whose origins can be traced across many centuries. Its tangle of streets still follow the Hellenistic grid and above it…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08
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  • Damascus

    A History

    By Ross Burns

    This is the first book in English to relate the history of Damascus, bringing out the crucial role the city has played at many points in the region's past. Damascus traces the history of this colourful, significant and complex city through its physical development, from the city's emergence in…

    Paperback – 2007-02-15
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  • Miletos

    Archaeology and History

    By Alan M. Greaves

    Drawing on case studies and presenting archaeological evidence throughout, Alan Greaves presents a welcome survey of the origins and development of Miletos. Focusing on the archaic era and exploring a wide range of issues including physical environment, colonizations, the economy, and its role as a…

    Hardback – 2002-04-25
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